Don't mess with the Original No. 88, period.
Drew Pearson gave the rowdy crowd in Philadelphia more reasons to boo at the NFL Draft Friday night and stole the show.
As NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell introduced Pearson to announce the Dallas Cowboys' second round pick, the crowd filled with Philadelphia Eagles fans began to boo.
Pearson stepped up to the mic and decided to rile up the crowd even more.
"How 'bout them Cowboys," Pearson said. "I want to thank the Eagle fans for allowing me to have a career in the NFL. Thank you."
The Eagles fans booed even more, while a cutaway of the crowd showed Cowboys fans in the audience cheering.
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The reaction reached fever pitch that increased with every word as Pearson's voice got louder and louder as he announced the pick.
"On behalf of the 5-time World Champion, Dallas Cowboys, Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones, Jean Jones and the Jones family, coach Jason Garrett, all the Cowboys players who 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."
He couldn't drop the mic (but we think he would have), however, he did pump his fist as he walked off stage.
Philadelphia hates all things Dallas and Cowboys, and Pearson is a thorn in Eagles fans sides since the Cowboys went 16-5 against the Eagles while Pearson was wearing the 88 jersey.
"The adrenaline was flowing," Pearson told Rick Gosselin from his hotel room.
Pearson joins NBC 5's Newy Scruggs for Cowboys coverage on Big Game Friday Night during the NFL season, and NBC 5 couldn't be prouder to have him on our team.
Cowboys fans can all agree, it's time for Pearson to go to Canton.
"Pearson is a great player whose career has been lost in the pages of time -- a Hall of Fame-worthy candidate who has never even been discussed as a candidate. But for one night, everyone knew the name and fame of Drew Pearson," Gosselin wrote in The Dallas Morning News.
It was a Hall of Fame performance Friday night indeed.