Defensive lineman Tony Casillas of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after Super Bowl XXVII against the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  The Cowboys won the game, 52-17


Just last week, NFL fans learned more about deer antler spray than they ever cared to know, after a Sports Illustrated story claimed several NFL players, including Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, had the substance to enhance their on-field performance or recover from injury..

Now, former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tony Casillas says the team used an anti-inflammatory horse ointment, to ward off muscle aches,during the dominant run by that franchise in the 1990's.

Casillas, who had two stints with the Cowboys, from 1991-93, and then from from 1996-97, and who played on Super Bowl title teams, told KRLD-FM 105.3—FM:

“That’s nothing. We used to use this stuff called DMSO. That’s what veterinarians put on horses’ muscles and we used it in the locker room. We had a bottle and you’d take it. It goes right to the blood stream. I’m not sure about this deer antler stuff, but it was prevalent in our locker room.”

DMSO stands for dimethyl sulfoxide, which veterinarians prescribe for animals to use as an anti-inflammatory.

The FDA approves the use of DMSO by people with a chronic bladder condition.