Obituary: Cowboys fan died so he wouldn’t have to watch Patriots, Eagles play

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with Ezekiel Elliott #23 against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 29, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — Robert Clyde Drew was a huge Cowboys fan, someone who family said was the “life of the party.” He died at the end of January, but it’s the obituary showing his team pride that’s drawing attention in the wake of the Super Bowl.

“Robert Clyde Drew, beloved husband, father, and Papa, drew his last breath January 25, 2018, mainly, we suspect, to prevent himself from having to watch the Patriots and Eagles in the Superbowl,” the obituary reads. “A loyal Cowboys fan, he died peacefully with his daughter by his side, knowing full well that Dez, did, in fact, catch the ball.”

As most Dallas Cowboys fans know, there is a heated rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles, which it clashes with in the NFC East division during the year. And, many people outside New England can’t stand the Patriots.

Drew and his family settled in Wichita Falls. He was in the Air Force, before working at a Chevrolet dealership. He beat pancreatic cancer, and had a fondness for the good things in life, his family says, such as sharing Taco Bell tacos with his granddaughter.

“Rob was a stylish, yet, practical man,” the obituary continued. “He dressed in the fashion of a Rat Pack member and amassed quite a collection of Fedoras, yet could often be found wearing the latest couture V-neck from The Fruit of the Loom. He was an expert on flag etiquette, played the piano and guitar, and could recite almost every line from any episode of Perry Mason or Bonanza.”

Drew was laid to rest Feb. 1. His family asked that instead of flowers, people “do something nice for someone else.”

The Eagles, led by Austin Westlake High School graduate Nick Foles, beat the Patriots Feb. 4 with a score of 41 to 33. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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