Nowitzki figures that Joe Flacco’s autographed jersey hanging in his locker at the American Airlines all season had to have helped.
“I guess I got him hot,” Nowitzki said. “It’s been in there before everyone thought he had a chance.”
Flacco, a Dirk fan, sent Nowitzki the autographed jersey this fall and asked for one in return. Nowitzki finally signed a Mavs jersey and had Mavs PR man Scott Tomlin send it off midway through the Ravens’ title run.
Apparently, Nowitzki just needed to see Flacco outplay Peyton Manning in a road playoff game before deeming him worthy of an autographed jersey.
“I had to wait to see if he’s for real or not,” Nowitzki cracked.
Memo to the Cowboys: You might want to get Dirk a signed Tony Romo jersey next fall.