| Sports |

Philadelphia is Trolling the Cowboys Incredibly Hard Right Now

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

It started on Sunday in the closing minutes of the Eagles' 54-11 shellacking of the Chicago Bears when Philly fans filled Lincoln Financial Field with chants of "We want Dallas!" The taunts have only increased in scope and volume as Sunday's season-deciding Cowboys-Eagles grudge match has neared.

Call it trolling. Call it a reasonable assessment of probabilities, given Dallas' defensive woes, Philly's insanely productive offense, and Tony Romo's probable absence. In any case, Eagles fans are really, really confident they're going to win.

The jeers have taken various forms. Above, in the most expensive example, a Philadelphia radio station tells Jerry Jones to start booking tee times.

And here's a lower-budget but equally clever commentary from a fan:

Philly.com got in on the action with a cartoon caption contest:

Some -- including the Philadelphia Eagles organization, which offers an oral history -- want to talk about the last time the teams played in Week 17 with a playoff berth on the line:

Others want to speculate about why Romo is really sitting out on Sunday:

Or remind everyone that the rest of America hates the Cowboys:

Cowboys backup QB Kyle Orton is a particularly ripe target:

Here's the take of "Unabashedly the #1 Philadelphia Sports Twitter":

And here's a guy who's decided that Eagles have won divine favor despite the fact that a) God doesn't watch football; and b) Philadelphia is a godforsaken crap hole.

Now if the Cowboys can just find a way to transform their opponent's brash overconfidence into a functioning defense, then maybe they'll have a shot.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.