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Cowboys DC Mike Nolan leaves media zoom call after accidentally getting hot sauce in his eye

Ryan Young
·Writer
·3-min read

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.

Yes, really.

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.

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 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.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (55) talks with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, right, accidentally got hot sauce in his eye Monday, sparking plenty of jokes. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

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