Greg Hardy and Dallas Cowboys fans got what they paid for on Sunday when a plane carrying the message of "We Still Dem Boyz. #SacksComin" flew over the Eagles' practice at Lincoln Financial Field. The gesture looked dumb, however, because it interrupted the National Anthem. Eagles fans predictably reacted to the plane by booing.
After practice, Eagles players gave their reactions to the incident. Some had some pretty strong words for Hardy and the Cowboys. Quotes via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com unless noted otherwise.
One of nicest guys on team, #Eagles Bennie Logan on Cowboys banner: "Shows what kind of character they have. That's pretty stupid of them."— Ed Kracz (@kracze) August 9, 2015
"It's a waste of money. I think he is a hothead that gets carried away with himself. He is going to have his hands full with (Jason Peters), I promise you that."
"I didn't even know he was playing the first couple games. I heard 'Dallas Sucks' so I guess that is where it was coming from."
Jordan Matthews on Greg Hardy flying a banner over Eagles practice: "He spent money on that?"— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) August 9, 2015
"Whatever floats his boat."
"Tell him not to go broke after football."
""It would rub anybody the wrong way," Cox said. "We came here today to salute the soldiers and then you look up during the national anthem and you see something like that...I think it was real disrespectful to us and to the people who serve us. They are our rivals, and they try to do stuff to get in our heads but we have to take care of business."
DeMeco Ryans on Cowboys banner: "It's no big deal. We're not concerned about them, but it seems like they're concerned about us."— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 9, 2015
The Eagles play the Cowboys in Week 2 and Week 9 of the 2015 season. Hardy will not be suiting up for the first matchup in Philadelphia due to his four-game suspension but he'll be available to play in Week 9. No word on whether or not this retaliation banner will appear during the games.
Retaliation banner set to fly over Greg Hardy and Cowboys training camp on the way: pic.twitter.com/PJ1MaYnGVy— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 9, 2015