Dez Bryant Meets Nihar Janga

Roughly three weeks ago, 11-year-old Nihar Janga made headlines at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where he correctly spelled "gesellschaft" to remain alive and threw up Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant's famous "X" in celebration.

And Janga – who went on to tie 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar for the Spelling Bee championship – got another nice prize Wednesday.

Janga was given the privilege of attending Cowboys' practice, where the Austin resident was finally able to meet his idol. Bryant and Janga posed for a series of pictures holding up their beloved "X" together, as spotlighted by both the NFL on NBC's and Dallas Cowboys' Twitter accounts:

While meeting Bryant was certainly a thrill, that wasn't even the entirety of Janga's special day. The fan also got to join in on some stretching workouts with the team, before also participating in a press conference with head coach Jason Garrett.

Janga said meeting his idol and visiting the team was better than winning the Spelling Bee. And, according to the two-time Pro Bowler Bryant himself, the feelings were completely mutual.

"That little kid made my day," he told USA Today. "Extremely smart. You can tell, he's an extremely hard worker. He's a beast at what he does. When he is doing his thing, he is showing the world he's the man. Then when he is out and about, he's shy. That's that humble beast."

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