A media conference call involving Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan didn’t go well for the coach on Monday afternoon, though it provided fans with a perfect metaphor of how well the season is going for Dallas.
Nolan had to briefly step away from the call with reporters after accidentally getting hot sauce in his eye.
Cowboys DC gets hot sauce in his eyes
Nolan got Tabasco sauce on his fingers and then started rubbing his eye during the Zoom call.
That didn’t feel good.
The Tabasco incident heard around the world. pic.twitter.com/Tl8SiUvbFH
— Ryan Medellín (@Ryan_Medellin) October 27, 2020
Nolan returned about two minutes later after washing out his eyes. He was asked what he was eating, but declined to provide any insight. It didn’t appear that he was eating during the call, either, which raises the question as to how long the hot sauce was on Nolan’s finger before it made it to his eye.
The great @clarencehilljr asked Mike Nolan what was he eating and we didn't get an answer. I think maybe wings. Some would say maybe collard greens because you gotta put hot sauce on that.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 26, 2020
The Cowboys, who fell to 2-5 after a brutal loss to the Washington Football Team on Sunday, have allowed a league-worst 243 points this year. This is Nolan’s first season with the team.
Naturally, given the state of the Cowboys, fans had a field day with the hot sauce incident on social media.
Mike Nolan is the kind of guy who cuts jalapeños and forgets to wash his hands before scratching himself https://t.co/N35AKvxouT
— Nick Schwartz (@Schwartzanicker) October 26, 2020
— 𝐑𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐠𝐠𝐚𝐧 (@MantisRoger) October 26, 2020
The perfect encapsulation of the NFC East this season: having tabasco on your finger and poking yourself in the eye with it. https://t.co/NDycR5URcd
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) October 26, 2020
The most heat the Cowboys have brought on defense all season. https://t.co/0fiKSJfXWL
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 26, 2020
— Mike Sielski (@MikeSielski) October 26, 2020
— Jerry Beach (@JerryBeach73) October 26, 2020
— [Official] P1Domo (@P1Domo) October 26, 2020
— Zach Schlapkohl (@Axem_Zach) October 26, 2020
but also, still don’t get it in your eye. probably not a good idea no matter what.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) October 26, 2020
The Cowboys defense has finally made a stop. https://t.co/948utaVfZg
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) October 26, 2020
Mike Nolan’s defense has been getting torched all season guess his eyes wanted in on the party...@AaronNagler
— 🏁Nip Hu$$le The Great🏁 (@Henny_N_Nikes) October 26, 2020
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