Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher recently spoke to the Dallas Morning News about how much the team loves their defensive line coach, Rod Marinelli. To our delight, Hatcher revealed the nicknames that Marinelli has bestowed on each of his linemen, and none were better than defensive tackle Nick "Golden Cock" Hayden's.
Why "Golden Cock?" Hatcher has an idea:
“He’s the only white guy,” Hatcher said. “You ever seen the Fearsome Four? Nick is the only white guy.”
Does he like that nickname?
“Oh yeah,” Hatcher said. “The Golden Cock, that’s a sweet name, the Golden Cock.”
Yep, makes sense to me.