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90s Cowboys Used Medicine Meant For Horses

Former Cowboys defensive lineman Tony Casillas says that when the team was winning Super Bowls in the 1990s, players frequently used a medication meant for horses.

Asked on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas about Ray Lewiss alleged use of a banned substance contained in deer antler spray, Casillas said he doesnt know about that but he does know about another substance that was prevalent in the Cowboys locker room.

When I heard about deer antler spray, when I heard that, I said, Thats nothing, Casillas said. We used to use this stuff called DMSO. Thats what veterinarians put on horses, on a muscle, so this is stuff that you can rub, and we used it in the locker room. We had a bottle and youd take it. It goes straight to the bloodstream. And Im not sure about this deer antler stuff, but, I mean, it was prevalent in our locker room. Its called DMSO. You get it from the veterinarian and it goes right to the bloodstream. Its an ointment thats like anti-inflammatory. You put it on your skin and you put it on a muscle, and I guarantee you, in about 30 minutes youd feel it. It wasnt on the list. If youre going to talk about the deer antler stuff, we used DMSO and people knew it. Everyone knew about it.

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