Although there's plenty for Cowboys fans to be pissed off about this morning, the most bizarre part of the game came in the first half and didn't even come from a player. Instead, it involved Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
During the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers, an extra-point attempt by Cowboys kicker Brett Maher was blocked. Maher missed four consecutive extra point attempts during the NFC Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, so missing another extra point this week quickly led to criticism on Twitter, including from Abbott.
"I swear, I can kick as good as the Dallas Cowboys kicker," Abbott said in a Sunday night tweet.
I swear, I can kick as good as the Dallas Cowboys kicker.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 23, 2023
Abbott has been confined to wheelchair since a tree fell on him in 1984 and crushed his spine, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Needless to say, the governor can't kick much of anything.
Some on Twitter found the tweet hilarious. User @GovGoneWild said the governor's post was the "Best. Tweet. Ever." USer @ryanstewman agreed, saying that Abbott's social media post "is the funniest tweet ever."
BEST. TWEET. EVER. 😂😂— Blaise Ingoglia (@GovGoneWild) January 23, 2023
Others clapped back, however, roasting the governor for his record in office. User @BoxingnBBQ said Abbott "can't even kick on the light switch for us in the winter," referring to the ongoing problems with the Texas electrical grid.
This is the funniest tweet ever— Ryan Stewman (@ryanstewman) January 23, 2023
You can’t even kick on the light switch for us in winter.— BOXING n BBQ (@BOXINGnBBQ) January 23, 2023
Twitter user @BurnerBuddah suggested that Abbott and Maher switch jobs, adding that the Cowboys kicker "can't be any worse a governor than you."
He kicks about as good as you maintaining the state’s electric grid.— Jonathan Kassa (@JKassa_PA151st) January 23, 2023
The Cowboys lost 12-19 Sunday night. The San Francisco 49ers will advance to the NFC Championship game, where they will play against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Maybe you can switch jobs. He can't be any worse a governor than you.— #FreeBuddhaMichael🇵🇷 (@BurnerBuddha) January 23, 2023
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