It’s every sports team social media manager’s worst nightmare: posting after a horrible loss.
Such a company awaited the Cowboys after their 19-12 loss to the 49ers in Sunday’s Divisional Round game in which quarterback Dak Prescott struggled to the tune of two interceptions and just 206 passing yards. Even with that pedestrian line, few would have expected the team’s own Twitter account to share that specifically worded tweet hours after the score became final.
“Dak Prescott gave away the ball twice in the tight loss to the 49ers, in a game the Cowboys had a chance to win if they didn’t generate self-inflicted words,” the tweet read, along with a link to a recap of the game.
To be fair, Prescott accepted responsibility for the loss after the game and is quoted in the story taking responsibility for both turnovers: “Those are throws you can’t have, not in the playoffs. Not when you play against a team like that [and] on the road. No excuses for that. These are 100% on me.
Still, it was a strange thing for an official team account to share after his season ended bitterly. People on Twitter – both Cowboys fans and those having fun in their misery – were quick to raise their eyebrows at the tweet and had their own clever responses online. Here are some of the best of the bunch.