Cowboys Fan Chris Christie Watches Game from Jerry Jones’ Box

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie watched from the Cowboys' owners box, drawing a strong response from Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney.

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Last night was pretty much a total loss for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team fell into a 21-0 hole in the first half but rallied to take a 24-21 lead — only to lose lose to the hated Cowboys, 35-27. Making it worse, after two consecutive losses the Eagles are now likely to miss the playoffs after starting the season 9-3.

Making it even worse: Chris Christie was in the owner’s box with the Cowboys’ Jerry Jones! How will Christie-loving Northeast Philly Republicans vote in 2016 now?!

Christie has been a Cowboys fan since 1971, not coincidentally the year the Cowboys won Super Bowl VI. Christie, who is from Newark, says it was one player who made his decision — not the team’s success.

“I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan,” Christie told NFL Network in 2013. “I saw Roger Staubach play for the first time, and this was 1971, and I became a huge Staubach fan. And as a result, a Cowboys fan, and I’ve been one ever since.”

Last week, Ed Rendell called Chris Christie “pathetic” for being a Cowboys fan from New Jersey. Apparently, being an Eagles fan from New York City like Rendell is OK. Christie’s dad was a Giants fan.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia City Councilman and possible mayoral candidate Jim Kenney took some shots at Christie as well.

https://twitter.com/JimFKenney/status/544332222627864577

Sadly, the Eagles did not re-open the Eagles Court jail and put Christie in there for crimes against fandom last night.

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