Road to Super Bowl runs through Dirk Nowitzki's locker?

February, 7, 2013
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DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki jokingly credits himself with an assist for the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run.

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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.

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