Cowboys defensive lineman Taco Charlton was handing out tacos early in the second half. No, these weren’t crispy beef or street tacos. They were mimed celebration tacos after Charlton collected his second sack of the pre-season when he pulled down Raiders’ quarterback EJ Manuel early in the third quarter.
Charlton, who has an endorsement deal with Taco Bueno, mimed preparing tacos and handed them out to teammates David Irving and Damontré Moore, who stood in front of him while he “prepared” the make-believe tacos. Charlton handed them to his teammates who then pretended to much them down.
Irving said they came up with the bit after Charlton’s first sack against the Rams on Aug. 12.
“As soon as we got on the sideline we said, ‘you know what would have been cool?’ And we came up with it and ran with it,” Irving said.
Charlton wasn’t just miming plain old tacos, either.
“That right there was a carne asada taco, Mexican street style. He put a little onion, cilantro, and a little queso fresco. It was awesome,” Irving said.
Charlton said his miming skills come naturally.
“That’s one of those abilities you just have. I’m one of those guys who just has the ability to do that,” Charlton said.
Chalrton said he let his teammates order the kind of taco they wanted.
“They were telling me whether they wanted beef tacos or chicken tacos, so I left it up to them and I was making them,” he said.