Cowboys DT Nick Hayden is known as “Golden Cock”

You really can’t make this stuff up.

Dallas Cowboys coach  Rod Marinelli  apparently gives his players nicknames.  Well the name he gave defensive tackle Nick Hayden is very interesting.

Hayden’s nickname is “Golden Cock.”  The bad thing is that everyone will soon be referring to him as that.

“Those nicknames are starting to stick,” head coach Jason Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Rod is certainly persistent in using them. I think some of the other guys are using them.

“That typically infiltrates up. At some point we’ll start using them as coaches.”

The name has to do with the position Hayden plays

“I don’t’ know where he comes up with the nicknames,” Hayden said. “It’s the cock nose. That’s the position I play. That’s where I’m titlted at the nose.

“I don’t know where he got golden from or anything like that. But that’s what he calls me.”