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Every sport needs a mascot, but they're usually not of the live feline variety.
But NFL fans were in for a treat at Monday night's prime time game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants when a delightfully Halloweeny black cat stormed the pitch.
And it seemed like the object of its spooky luck-bringing were the Cowboys, who miraculously scored 10 points after the interruption.
American football Twitter was on fire.
There is a black cat on the field. DeMarcus Lawrence would like someone to take care of that. Big cheers for this c… https://t.co/6DfBG4ulG6 — Jon Machota (@Jon Machota)
The Jinx is on at @MetLifeStadium The Black Cat came to let us know that the @dallascowboys are goin down in 🔥 tonight!!! — Seth Joyner (@Seth Joyner)
By the way, it's been 50 years since a black cat interrupted a Mets/Cubs game, so if the Cowboys don't win another… https://t.co/tEhN2pKylj — LaMar Gafford (@LaMar Gafford)
Cowboys scored 10 points after the black cat ran on the field. Did Jerry Jones make a deal with the devil again? — Clarence Hill Jr (@Clarence Hill Jr)
Pretty amazing that the Cowboys screwed up so much stuff and still managed to take a halftime lead.
Guess you coul… https://t.co/j7iVZdXZ16 — David Helman (@David Helman)
Asked building security about the black cat on the field: Apparently there are some resident stray cats at MetLife—… https://t.co/un5Ge26rLs — Madelyn Burke (@Madelyn Burke)
HT Twitter Moments
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