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Texas Prosecutor Sworn in Wearing Cowboys Jersey

The former defense attorney plans to wear more formal attire during his public swearing-in courthouse ceremony on Jan. 12

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    Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez, sporting a Cole Beasley jersey during a private swearing-in ceremony.

    A newly elected prosecutor in South Texas wore a Dallas Cowboys jersey during a private swearing-in ceremony on a game day.

    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez (D) wore a No. 11 jersey on Sunday, as Philadelphia beat Dallas 27-13.

    Gonzalez, who's a fan of wide receiver Cole Beasley, later tweeted a photo of himself wearing the jersey. (Pictured, above)

    Gonzalez said he's received some criticism for wearing the jersey while being officially sworn in by a judge, before friends and family, but says he has complete respect for the office.

    “I think if they understood it was in a very small courthouse where I grew up (Agua Dulce), in front of nothing but my family and very close friends, they would see it in a different light,” Gonzalez told the Caller-Times. “I have complete respect for the office I’m taking and that’s why I’ve been working hard since day one.”

    The former defense attorney plans to wear more formal attire during his public swearing-in courthouse ceremony on Jan. 12 in Corpus Christi.

    But Gonzalez also says he might wear a Cowboys tie.