Eagles fan shows true colors with needless Cowboys dig after D'Andre Swift trade

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We've reached the dog days of the NFL offseason and yet the Dallas Cowboys' rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles is in mid-season form. While players have gone their separate ways, fans have been doing their part in keeping the rivalry in fine fettle as we all wait for things to pick back up in training camp.

Incredibly, though, it was AJ Brown who ignited the recent social media scuffles when he replied to a tweet that asked if fans would rather him or CeeDee Lamb as their WR1. Brown gave a nod to Lamb's talent, but also dished out some shade in referring to the Cowboys star as a slot receiver.

Lamb didn't escalate matters, but he made sure to inform Brown that he does a little bit of everything at the position. Before you could blink, Cowboys fans took to Twitter in droves to defend Lamb and appoint him as the best WR in the division.

Eagles fans aren't one to go quietly into the night, and sure enough one supporter tried sending NFL Twitter ablaze with a fake D'Andre Swift quote that highlighted the biggest stain on the Cowboys franchise from the last two-plus decades.

Eagles fan rips Cowboys with fake D'Andre Swift quote

It pains us to share that multiple prominent figures of the Cowboys community fell for this fan's shenanigans, including Micah Parsons, who's always active on Twitter, and team writer Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

In fairness, this is a high-class piece of trolling from this fan. There's no hiding from the Cowboys' elongated streak of failing to make the NFC Championship Game. The last time they made it was in 1995, when they won the Super Bowl. It's also been that long since Dallas last appeared in the Super Bowl.

We're approaching the 30 year mark, folks.

It just goes to show that fans -- and apparently players and reporters -- need to double check their sources before they go and post about it. The legacy blue check mark is no longer available to accounts that don't pay $8 per month, so a common Eagles troll can pose as a reporter and deliver fake quotes to the timeline.

Similarly, accounts like Micah Parsons and other players and reporters who don't feel like coughing up $8 a month for social media don't come across as verified anymore.

There are trolls everywhere on Twitter, but it shouldn't surprise any Cowboys fan that it was an Eagles supporter who stooped this low.

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