Cowboy fans petition Obama to remove "oppressive" Jerry Jones from power

Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Earlier this month, more than 60,000 Texas residents petitioned President Barack Obamato "peacefully grant" the state to secede from the United States of America.

Now thousands in the Lone Star State and nationwide are asking the commander-in-chief to "secede" Jerry Jones from the Dallas Cowboys.

According to the Dallas Morning News, a man from Georgia started the petition to get the Cowboys owner and general manager removed from office. The plea came Friday -- hours after the Cowboys lost at home to the Redskins on Thanksgiving day.

The petition, which is posted on the White House's "We the People" website, states the following:

"We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch's immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress."

As of this writing, more than 3,800 people have signed the petition. If a petition manages to tally 25,000 signatures, "it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response," according to the site.

Jones told CBS News' Scott Pelley in a "60 Minutes" interview that his longtime friend George Steinbrenner would have fired him as general manager for his poor performance in 2010 - the year his team was celebrating its 50th anniversary and he was hosting the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.

But earlier this month, Jones said there is "no way" he is giving up his GM duties despite the team's struggles.

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