A bib and a kiss! Watch Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott debut new 'Feed Zeke,' give mom some love
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott went to eat in the first quarter vs. the Rams. The Dallas star rushed for 45 yards on nine carries in the first quarter to set the Cowboys up on their own 13-yard line entering Quarter 2. His biggest play: a four-yard burst up the middle to convert on 4th and 1.
And he didn't stop in the second quarter. Elliott caught a ball from quarterback Dak Prescott to the left and took it 10 yards, diving into the endzone to put the Cowboys up 10-3.
His celebration: more than just his usual "feed me" gesture.
Elliott added a new wrinkle, tucking his game towel into his jersey like a bib. He then wiped his face and helmet after the signature feed me gesture.
Elliott began his feed me gesture - where he motions as if he has a spoon in his hand, headed to his mouth - while in college at Ohio State. It was his way of letting Tom Herman, then Ohio State's offensive coordinate and now Texas' head coach, know that he wanted the ball. He does the same for Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, SportsDay's Jon Machota reported last year.
"Just letting Scott [Linehan] know that I'm feeling it," Elliott said. "I got a little bit of momentum, keep feeding me the rock."
Elliott scored a second touchdown for the Cowboys in Quarter 2 on a 1-yard run, this time jumping up to the stands to give his mom, Dawn, the ball and a kiss.
Why'd he give the ball to his mom?
"She was just right there in the corner endzone," Elliott said after the game. "It's great [to have her at games]. "I could probably count on one hand how many games my mom has missed since I've started playing football, so we're talking about hundreds of games since I was 7.
"It's really special to always have her there."