Cowboys’ O-Line Coach Knows the Ketchup Secret
The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines for a few years now. A lot of people complained when the team would draft an offensive lineman high in the draft because it wasn't flashy. Fans want skill position players.
The strategy has worked out relatively well for the Cowboys though. They have an O line that get create holes for Ezekiel Elliott and protect Dak Prescott. Of course, who Dak is throwing to might be an issue.
The Cowboys have recently hired a man by the name of Paul Alexander to coach this offensive line. Alexander was brought over from the Cincinnati Bengals. Oddly enough, the team that old offensive coordinator Frank Pollack went to. It's just a coincidence, but the teams basically traded offensive line coaches.
So what are the Cowboys getting in return? A guy that judges his players on how they get ketchup out of the bottle. Or at least, uses it as a metaphor for problem solving and whether or not he has intelligent players.
But that's not the fascinating part of this story. Did you know there is a "sweet spot" on a bottle of Heinz 57 ketchup? I don't eat ketchup, so I'm not privy to this information. But according to Paul Alexander's book, and a spokesperson from Heinz, you tap the "57" on the neck of the bottle to get the ketchup out. I know. Mind blown. Right?
And in case you were wondering, the "57" is in regards to H.J. Heinz' lucky number, and an old ad slogan for their "57 Varieties of Pickles."