Greg Hardy is suspended for the first four games of the season due to a 2014 domestic violence incident, but the former Carolina defensive end is already earning some points with Cowboys fans.
Hardy pitched in $300 for a plane that flew over Eagles camp Sunday with a banner reading, "WE STILL DEM BOYZ!!!! #SACKSCOMIN."
Cowboys' Greg Hardy funded "WE STILL DEM BOYZ!!!!" banner flew over Eagles' practice today. (via NotChooch/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/u3Wtbv64BV
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The movement for the banner was started by Cowboys fans on GoFundMe.com. Previously, Eagles fans publicly announced plans to fly a "WE'VE GOT DEMARCO" banner over Cowboys camp, although, the banner was never flown. DeMarco Murray signed with the Eagles this offseason after four years in Dallas.
According to The Sporting News, the original idea was for Cowboys fans to fly a banner reading "WE GOT THE DIVISION," but Hardy suggested "WE STILL DEM BOYZ."
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Eagles fans (40,000, according to ESPN) reacted to the banner with a chorus of "Dallas sucks! Dallas sucks!"
The Eagles' Lane Johnson called the banner "a waste of money" and linebacker Connor Barwin said, "Obviously, it doesn't mean anything at all."
The Eagles and Cowboys are slotted to play in week two, which means Hardy will still be sidelined with his suspension. The rivals meet again on Nov. 8 on Sunday Night Football.
The Eagles won the NFC East in 2013, while the Cowboys won the division in 2014 with a 12-4 record. During the each NFC East team has one division title (Redskins in 2012, Giants in 2011).
Two weeks, ago Jets fans pulled a similar stunt, flying a "CHEATERS LOOK UP" banner above Patriots camp.
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