Maybe the Philadelphia Eagles fans are getting a bad rap after all.
The same fans who infamously once pelted Santa Claus with snowballs in 1968 showed a measure of respect to the Eagles' most bitter rival on Sunday.
When Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo walked off the field with what turned out to be a fractured collarbone, Philadelphia fans in the end zone stood and cheered in an appreciative gesture.
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That may not be a big deal in some rivalries, but given that Philly fans applauded when former Cowboys wideout Michael Irvin lay motionless on the turf after suffering a career-ending injury, it definitely qualifies as a minor thaw in fan relations.