Jerry Jones describes Eagles fans with a word better suited for Dallas

Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

If you’ve lived long enough, you’ve probably picked up a few things by tuning into all of those Philadelphia Eagles games that you’ve watched over the years. This is a team and franchise that will frustrate you, test every one of your emotions, and at times, make you feel like throwing something at that expensive television that you just mounted on the wall, but more often than not, common sense will win over emotion.

First of all, there’s no way you’re destroying that TV. Second, life really hasn’t been that bad as a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Just ask the citizens of Cincinnati, Detroit, Jacksonville, or Cleveland. Things can always be worse.

Then, there’s the nightmare scenario. What if you had been from Texas and were born into a family that self-identifies as Dallas Cowboys fans? Oh, the horror! We’re talking about the most delusional fan base in all of the major professional sports, one that cheers for the team in that ugly white, blue, and gray uniform and the franchise’s meddlesome owner, Jerry Jones.

You won’t believe what he’s said this time.

Jerry Jones issues a back-handed compliment to Eagles fans.

Sometimes, it’s difficult to mention the so-called ‘America’s Team’ without bringing up good ol’ Jerry. That shouldn’t surprise you. Isn’t that how he’s always wanted to be?

This is the man that asked Jimmy Johnson during drafts to make sure that, when the cameras focused on the Cowboys’war room, to play to them. Jerry, even though he had no idea about what was going on, issued instructions for Jimmy to talk with him every time the attention shifted to Dallas.

Why would he do that you ask? It’s simple. Jerry wanted to look like he was a big part of the process (even if he wasn’t). He must be the star. That was a part of what frustrated Johnson and eventually led to a parting of ways after Dallas won consecutive Super Bowls.

Let’s state that again. You missed that. Jerry thought it was a good idea to move on from Johnson AFTER he won two Super Bowls. Why? It’s simple. Jerry couldn’t be the star of the show with Jimmy in town. If that doesn’t scream arrogance, nothing does. What’s sad is he’s only gotten more annoying as he’s continued to age.

Place a microphone in front of Mr. Jones, and he just can’t help himself. It’s like taking toddlers to a Starburst buffet or tossing raw meat out for your pit bulls after they’ve worked up massive appetites. Jerry seemingly puts his foot in his mouth every time he opens it publicly… but he never stops. At this point, you have to assume that he never will.

Recently, Jones shared his feelings about Eagles fans. Oh, you’re going to love this. Check out this recent clip courtesy of NBC Sports Philly’s John Clark. Read his words for yourself, and really let them sink in.

The transcript:

"I know the frauds that the Philadelphia fans are. Behind that, there’s some hellacious people and they’re good people. And I know it and they know I know it, and so, we have a good time and I think probably the thing that I get the most kick out of is when one of the fans is really giving it to me. It’s wonderful to be able to go [Jones puckered up his lips and blew a kiss], so, we have a good time when we go to Philadelphia."

Did you catch the backhanded compliment there? Frauds? Really? That would be a term better-suited for his own fan base, wouldn’t it?

Everyone knows a Cowboys fan or two. Everyone knows a few Cowboys fans who have disappeared in times of trouble, only to re-emerge for the latest winning streak. Eagles fans are frauds? Isn’t it the Cowboys fans who define that term better? Seriously, have you ever seen a bigger bandwagon?

Try and find a Cowboys fan right now! It’s tough! 90 percent of them went into hiding after that loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but that’s okay. We need a break. Talked with a Cowboys fan has a way of making you feel like you’re hanging out with the most football-illiterate fan you’ve ever spoken to. No, it’s worse than that actually.

Discussing football with a Cowboys fan can make one feel like they’re impossible to reason with. How many times have you ended a conversation with one and felt like you just wasted your time? You don’t have to answer out loud. Just wink.

We’ve all been through it. We’ve all learned, at some point or another, that Cowboys fans are the Beyonce fans of the NFL. There is no bigger waste of time than one that involves the expectation of having a rational conversation about the Cowboys with someone who loves the Cowboys. It won’t work. It never has worked.

Oh, you disagree? Don’t take our word for it. Try it for yourself. That is, again, if you can find one. They tend to go into hiding when things don’t go right.

Eagles fans are frauds? Come on Jerry. You can do better than that.

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We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt though. Maybe he thought he was talking about the fans of his own team or, maybe, the Dallas Cowboys players themselves. Has any team been a bigger fraud over the past 12 months at any level of football?

The NFL Scouting Combine approaches, as does the NFL free-agency signing period. The Birds have a lot of work to do, but again, don’t fret. Be thankful that you’re an Eagles fan. Again, you can do a lot worse. You could have been born into a Cowboys family and sitting somewhere right now talking someone’s ear off about how you’re going to win it all ‘next year’.