The cat has quickly become a viral sensation since it walked onto the field during the Giants and Cowboys game, disrupting the game.
It's official, the Dallas Cowboys have a new team member!
A black cat walked onto the field at MetLife Stadium during the Cowboys and Giants game on November 4th, 2019 and changed the face of American football forever. Well, maybe it's not that dramatic. However, the Dallas Cowboys have since decided to add the cat to their team.
On Sunday, November 10th, the official Twitter account of the Dallas Cowboys tweeted "Tonight's #DallasCowboys starters... wait for it," with a picture of the cat as part of the lineup for the week's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The feline had the blue star representative of the Cowboys photoshopped onto it. Unfortunately, the Cowboys lost to the Vikings 28-24, so the cat wasn't a huge help.
During the Cowboys and Giants game, the cat walked onto the field and began running around. It may have walked onto the grass but it also walked into the hearts of the millions of viewers and people in the stands at the game. After the game ended, the public was curious as to what happened to the cat. MetLife Stadium employees have been trying to find the cat after it ran off the field.
Helen Strus, the Marketing and Communications Director at the stadium said, “Tuesday morning, we set multiple humane traps throughout the stadium and searched long and hard for the #BlackCat to no avail. At that point, we brought in our friends at PuppyKittyNYCity, a Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) and no-kill shelter, to assist with the search. We are hopeful that together we can find the black cat that we all fell in love with Monday night.”
While this cat made it big thanks to his mid-game antics, MetLife is said to be home to over 300 stray cats and has their very own "Cat Man" employee who takes care of them. “There have been erroneous reports in the media that MetLife Stadium houses and feeds 300 cats which is simply not true,” Strus added. “From time to time, we have seen cats on the complex and the Meadowlands Racetrack (located at the Sports Complex) has a TNR program in place and currently feeds approximately 30 barn cats." According to Strus, MetLife “will continue to work with PuppyKittyNYCity to try to locate the black cat.”