The cat entered the field during the second
quarter, holding the game up for two minutes before it
disappeared under a section of spectator seating and the action
Dallas were down 9-3 at the time, but thereafter out-scored the
Giants by 25 points in a 37-18 victory at MetLife Stadium in New
The cat was a major talking point after the game.
"Things did kind of change when that black cat came out," joked
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Dallas receiver Amari Cooper welcomed the cat's appearance,
though not for superstitious reasons.
"I was kind of happy about that because it came around the time
that my knee was hurting so I was thinking I had a little bit
more time to get this thing right," he said.
Others were less pleased with the feline's presence.
Quarterback Dak Prescott said: "I'm not superstitious, but I
wasn't getting near it."
Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott was of a similar mindset.
"I'm allergic to cats," he said.
The result means Dallas improved to five wins for three losses,
top of the NFC East standings, while division rivals Giants
slipped to 2-7.
The stadium's official Twitter account said after the game that
the cat was still on the loose, and promised to take it to a vet
for a check up if it was located.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Tokyo; Editing by Christian
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