Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick sports a team hat as he returns to the Georgia Dome before the Falcons played the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Photo: Curtis Compton/AP
Photo: Curtis Compton/AP

Oops: Vick’s attempt to troll Cowboys is epic fail

Note to Michael Vick: If you are going to troll, you best get your facts correct.

The former Falcons quarterback introduced the team’s second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night. The event, held in AT&T Stadium, became a podium for some to poke fun at the host Cowboys.

Former Eagles kicker David Akers took the trolling to new heights when he informed the crowd that the last time the Cowboys won a Super Bowl, the players being drafted had yet to be born. Ouch. The Cowboys last Super Bowl win came in 1996 season, 22 years ago.

Vick followed nine picks later. Before he announced that the Falcons selected Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver he stated: “For the record, I never lost to Dallas.”

Oops.

There is a problem. A big one as a matter of fact.

With Vick at quarterback, the Falcons lost to the Cowboys, 38-28, on Dec. 16, 2006 at the Georgia Dome. Vick went 16 of 24 for 237 yards with four touchdowns and one interception and was sacked four times. The Tony Romo-led Cowboys won after scoring the final 17 points of the game. One of Vick’s interceptions was returned 41 yards for a touchdown by Demarcus Ware.

Vick was 1-1 against the Cowboys in his career. The Falcons won, 20-13, on Nov. 11, 2001 at Texas Stadium. Vick missed a 27-13 win against the Cowboys on Sept. 7, 2003 at Texas Stadium with Doug Johnson at quarterback for the Falcons.

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