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Did Jerry Jones actually root for Eagles in Super Bowl?

Did Jerry Jones actually root for Eagles in Super Bowl?

It wasn't long ago when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was screaming into his pillow about the Eagles' being in the Super Bowl while his team was at home. 

But it turns out, he did the unthinkable a month ago. 

He rooted for the Eagles. 

"As much as we have the rivalry that we have, and as frustrating as it was for the Cowboys not to be playing, as much as all of that, I was proud of them, given that narrow set of circumstances, could root for them," Jones said last week to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "That takes it right down to just absolutely no choice, you either do or you die. And I want to go again."

Like the Eagles in 2017, the Cowboys were the No. 1 seed in the 2016 NFC playoffs, but they were bounced in the divisional round. The Cowboys followed up their 13-3 season with a disappointing 9-7 mark. 

Jones said the Eagles' Super Bowl victory has put more pressure on the Cowboys, who haven't won a Super Bowl since 1995 and haven't made it past the divisional round since then. 

During the 2017 season, the Cowboys eventually ended up losing Ezekiel Elliott during his six-game suspension that hung over the team all year, and they had middle linebacker Sean Lee for just 11 games. The Eagles, of course, lost their starting quarterback, left tackle, middle linebacker, running back, special teams ace and kicker. 

"So just the fact that they did it the way they did it, really for me it sure eliminates one of the real excuses," Jones said. "You can say that you just can’t have the kind of depth, but they didn’t have necessarily that kind of depth but they had enough that they shifted some of the ability of the team to execute their parts where they had their regulars, and we didn’t do that."

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

This is taking food delivery a bit too far.

A woman suffered facial injuries when the Phillie Phanatic fired a hot dog into the crowd with his cannon during Monday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park.

“And then the next thing I know he shot it in our direction, and bam! It hit me like a ton of bricks. My glasses flew,” Kathy McVay, a Plymouth Meeting resident, originally told 6 ABC’s Sarah Bloomquist about the incident.

McVay said she went to a hospital and underwent a CAT scan to make sure that she didn't suffer a concussion.

“I have a small hematoma in my eye,” McVay said. “And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better. It's going to go down the side of my face.”

Per the report, the Phillies did reach out to McVay to apologize and “the Phanatic feels terrible about what happened” (although we’re not exactly sure how he explained that sentiment).

To her credit, McVay understands the ridiculous nature of her injury and is taking it all in stride.

"When I tell my brothers, they started laughing," she said to NBC10. "It's funny, it's a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful. Because you would think you'd get hit by a baseball instead of a flying hot dog."

Now that people know she’s OK, McVay can bank on people getting a decent laugh out of this one.

Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

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Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

The latest chapter in the Rocky Balboa saga is coming to theatres this Thanksgiving and the trailer for it dropped this morning.

Creed II picks up with Michael B. Jordan reprising his role as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, coming to grips with fighting someone with the last name Drago — clearly a flashback to his father getting killed in the ring at the hands of Russian Ivan Drago.

Sly Stallone returns as the old and wise Rocky Balboa, dropping knowledge bombs instead of left hooks.

At least part of the movie takes place in Philadelphia, with a skyline shot showing up in the trailer. The first Creed movie had plenty of Philly flavor, so we're hoping we'll get a bit more in the sequel.