The Cowboys-Giants rivalry allegedly went too far at one NJ church. (USATSI)
The Cowboys-Giants rivalry allegedly went too far at one New Jersey church. (USATSI)

Despite being America's Team, not everyone in America is a Cowboys fan. That includes a New Jersey priest who allegedly pointed a musket at an 8-year-old boy in church on Sept. 13.

The problem: The priest, a Giants fan, was unhappy because the boy planned to root for the Cowboys. The Giants and Cowboys played that night, and the Cowboys' prevailed thanks to some inexplicable late-game decisions by Eli Manning.

The 54-year-old priest at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry, N.J., was arrested Friday, according to NBC New York

The priest allegedly approached the boy before Mass services at the church on Sunday, Sept. 13, and asked to see him in one of the rectory rooms, according to prosecutors.

Once they were in the room, the priest allegedly had the boy stand against the wall, then retrieved a musket and pointed it at him, prosecutors said, citing several witnesses.

"As he raised his weapon and pointed it at the boy, he said, 'I'm going to shoot you,'" Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli said.

Prosecutors and police began investigating on Friday, and a search turned up the alleged weapon -- a functioning Civil War-style musket -- along with gun powder and ammunition.

"The young boy was apparently a fan of a particular football team, the priest was not. So perhaps we have indication it started out as that," said Molinelli. "There's no such thing as joking around with a weapon when you're dealing with an eight-year-old kid."

The priest, Kevin Carter, was jailed on $15,000 bail and was in custody as of Friday evening.