One of the most entertaining moments of the 2017 NFL Draft occurred when Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson took the stage to announce the team’s second-round selection in Philadelphia.
To begin his announcement, Pearson came up to the podium and said, “How ‘bout them Cowboys?”
Greeted by many Eagles fans with boos, Pearson, who played 11 seasons in Dallas, embraced an opportunity to throw their jeers right back in their face.
“Thank you Eagle fans for allowing me to have a career in the NFL. Thank you,” Pearson said.
Before Pearson announced the Cowboys’ pick, he wanted to agitate Philly fans even more, generating even louder boos after rubbing it in that the Cowboys have five Super Bowl rings while the Eagles have yet to win a championship.
“I am honored as an undrafted free agent to be selected to make the Cowboys’ second-round draft pick and on behalf of the five-time World Champion Dallas Cowboys, Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones, Gene Jones, and the Jones family, Jason Garrett, all the Cowboys players that played before me and played with me and played after me,” Pearson said. “With the 60th pick in the second round, the Dallas Cowboys select defensive back from Colorado – Chidobe Awuzie.”
While Philadelphia fans clearly didn’t appreciate what Pearson had to say on stage, everyone in Dallas’ war room got a huge kick out of it. Even Jerry Jones couldn’t contain his amusement on live television.
After the selection was announced, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told reporters on NFL Network that everyone in Dallas’ draft room was a fan of what Pearson had to say.
“Drew was fantastic,” Garrett said. “You got to soak in the hate, and he certainly was embracing it, and it did a hell of a job for him.”
Pearson has officially established himself as the G.O.A.T. when it comes to announcing Cowboys’ draft picks.