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Black Cat Runs Onto Field At Metlife Stadium During Giants vs. Cowboys Game

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    Black Cat Halts Cowboys-Giants Game After Rushing Field

    A black cat interrupted the Cowboys' Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants with under six minutes to go in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Cameras first captured the cat when it paused inside the 5-yard line with 5:32 to go in the first half, forcing referee Clay Martin to halt the game. The cat ultimately crossed the goal line for the score, after which its touchdown celebration was cut short by stadium staff and New Jersey State Troopers. There were no flags on the play. Following the Cowboys' win, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence tweeted an edited image of the cat with "Hot Boyz" chain around its neck. Hot Boyz is the nickname Dallas' defensive line goes by.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Halloween may be over, but this is still a sight some superstitious people don't want associated with their teams

    • A black cat got the best of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for a couple minutes Monday night

    • The cat scampered on the field during a second quarter Giants drive, forcing refs to delay the game; it was eventually guided off the field

    Halloween may be over, but this is still a sight some superstitious people don't want associated with their teams.

    A black cat got the best of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for a couple minutes Monday night.

    The cat scampered on the field during a Giants drive in the second quarter and forced referee Clay Martin to delay the game for few minutes while workers at MetLife Stadium and couple of New Jersey State Troopers herded the feline toward the end zone away from the players.

    The cat did not depart right away. There was a point where the animal was directed into the corner of the end zone and then sprinted across the end line to a camera platform.

    For a second, the cat jumped on the platform in and then sprang out. It finished its run along the end line before running up the tunnel to the cheers of the big crowd.

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