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NFL Draft 2017: Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson entertains, infuriates Eagles fans

A funny thing happened on the way to another Dallas Cowboys draft choice getting booed on the Parkway.

Drew Pearson knew how to handle a hostile audience. The former Dallas receiver was at Friday's draft in Philadelphia to introduce the Cowboys second round pick.

Just the mention of Dallas Cowboys generated the expected loud boos when Pearson was introduced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Pearson reveled in the crowd's dissatisfaction and went right after the audience in a good-natured way.

"How about them Cowboys?" he started off with a line that just raised the decibel level of the boos of the fans at the Art Museum. " I want to thank the Eagles fans for allowing me to have a career in the NFL. Thank you."

More boos.

Then Pearson really got rolling.

"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 (the boos got even louder), Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones, Steve Jones and the Jones family, coach Jason Garrett, all the Cowboys players that played before me, that played with me and played after me, with the 60th pick in the second round, the Dallas Cowboys select defensive back from Colorado, Chidobe Awuzie."

Even the Cowboys detractors had to like the spunk and creativity of Pearson.

Click here for more coverage of the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia. Our live blog will have updates for rounds four through seven.