Week by week, Ezekiel Elliott is climbing the celebrity ladder in Dallas.
On Sunday, he caught the attention of Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, who apparently enjoyed Elliott’s big performance in the Dallas Cowboys’ 24-17 win over San Francisco.
Ohio State fans will recognize this phrase:
Let him eat….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) October 2, 2016
Elliott was eating large against the 49ers defense as he racked up 138 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. He also broke off a few long runs, like this one.
The patience & vision of @ezekielelliott…
— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2016
After the game — and after trading jerseys with fellow Ohio State product Carlos Hyde — Elliott responded to Nowitzki on Twitter.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) October 3, 2016
Maybe Elliott will get to return the favor when the Mavericks hit the court later this month.