Kicker: A football-loving feline

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Last week’s NFL game in New Jersey between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys was a hoot! 

REICHARD: Or maybe a meow. 

BASHAM: A black cat zig-zagged across the field during the second quarter. Referees had to delay the game while New Jersey State Troopers tried to wrangle the cat. 

The chase was on and fans cheered as the cat went on a breakaway down the field. One Giants fan called the action from the stands.

AUDIO: He’s at the 30, the 25, the 20, he’s at the 15 … he’s going all the way!

But then—a moment of suspense as the cat suddenly stopped just a few yards from the end zone before resuming his drive.

AUDIO: Go, go, go, go, no don’t stop now! Keep on going! Go, go … Touchdown!

But nobody could catch the cat! It’s still on the loose—but no matter, the Cowboys won the game.  And tweeted that the kitty would be in their starting lineup for the next game.

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(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) A cat runs on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. 

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