Eagles fans' hatred of the Cowboys stops for nothing. Not even for one of the league's most important honors.
Before Super Bowl 57 on Sunday, Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award from 2021 award winner Andrew Whitworth. As the handoff too place, Eagles fans let him know how much being Man of the Year meant to them.
In other words, very little.
The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is given to a player for their exploits both on and off the field. According to the award's description, it is "representing the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact." There are 32 nominees — one from each team — with the winner receiving a $250,000 donation to their charity of choice. The other 31 nominees receive $40,000 for their charity of choice.
Prescott was honored in part for his creation of the Faith Fight Finish Foundation, which focuses on colon cancer research, mental health and suicide prevention, according to the league. His foundation also works to bridge the gap between law enforcement and local communities.
The NFL noted that Prescott lost his mother, Peggy, to colon cancer in 2013, and that he honored her when he was announced as the award winner at NFL Honors on Feb. 9.
"I want to acknowledge the person who's had the biggest influence on my life: my mother, Peggy," Prescott said. "My mother was and still is my moral compass. And through my own charitable contributions, I seek to share her strength and courage with the world. It was one of a kind."
Prescott seemed to understand the situation as he was honored to a chorus of boos. He appeared to say "Philly fans" as he received his award.
He gets it. No matter how much good work he does, the star on the helmet will never make him a welcome sight to Philly fans.