Pederson enjoys victory over Cowboys wit cheesesteaks, courtesy of Eagles

Posted on December 21, 2022

Doug Pederson continues to rack up the victories for the Eagles.

And this week, the Eagles paid him back in a most delicious way.

The Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning coach is now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Sunday, the Jags upset the Cowboys, 40-34, in overtime, increasing the Eagles’ lead in the NFC East Division title.

The Eagles’ organization then did the most Philly thing they could. They sprung for lunch, buying 35 cheesesteaks for Pederson and his staff on Tuesday.

Jeff Harris is the owner of “Philly’s Finest” a Philadelphia-themed restaurant that specializes in cheesesteaks in Jacksonville. Harris told Jaguar Report that a member of the Eagles’ organization called to place the lunch order.

  • “So on Tuesday, we answer the phone … somebody saying they were from the organization and want to send, want to buy Doug Pederson lunch for beating Cowboys, to celebrate beating the Cowboys,” Harris told Jaguar Report.
  • “They love Doug Peterson and they love him in Philly so they want to send them a taste of Philadelphia.”

The Cowboys’  loss dropped them to 10-4, behind the 13-1, first-place Eagles. The Eagles need one victory in their final three games to clinch home-field for the playoffs.

Sounds like the perfect time to share and enjoy some sizzling ribeye, maybe with provolone and raw onions.

Harris said Philly’s Finest delivered 25 large fries along with the cheesesteaks.

  • We made them a variety of cheesesteaks with Whiz, with American cheese, and with onions,” Harris told Jaguar Report. “And some of our specialty Old Bay fries.
  • “Now we do have a lot of people that hang out here from Philadelphia. We fill every seat for every Eagles game at 11:30 in the morning, and that is 180 seats and people are standing.
  • “So we do have a lot of Philadelphia transplants, they come back and forth. So it wasn’t surprising that they heard about us, but it was still surprising to have somebody from the organization call.”

The Florida Times-Union reported that Harris sent a note with the food.

  • “Coach Pederson, enjoy a taste of Philly! Great win over the Cowboys! Next time you are out at the beach, please stop in and see us at Philly’s Finest 15th Ave. N. Jax Beach,” a note that came with the order read.

After five years as the Eagles’ head coach, Pederson is in his first season with the Jaguars. The Jags are 6-8, one game out of first place in the AFC South.

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