Deer Antler Spray was a big topic during the Super Bowl, but it doesn't compare to what the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s were horsing around with, according to one former player.
Tony Casillas, a defensive tackle on two of the Cowboys' Super Bowl teams, told radio station KRLD-FM 105.3 the players in his day used a liniment intended for horses.
"When I heard about Deer Antler Spray, I said that's nothing," Casilllas told Elf and Slater of The Fan. "We used to use this stuff called DMSO. That's what veterinarians put on horses' muscles and we used it in the locker room."
DMSO is a solvent that is often used as a topical analgesic because it absorbs into the skin so quickly. It is commonly used on horses, but can have serious side effects on humans.
Because it penetrates the skin so easily, DMSO can be used to deliver other drugs to the system. However, Casillas described it as being used to relieve the players' sore muscles just like with a horse.
"You put it on your skin and yo...