People in Texas love their cowboy boots and they love their guns ... which is why Ezekiel Elliott says he's down to give BOTH a try now that he's officially a Dallas Cowboy.
FYI, Elliott -- the #4 overall pick -- signed his $25 MILLION contract Wednesday ... so when we saw him at LAX Thursday, we asked how he planned on spending the dough (hint: big gift for mom).
But it's also important to take in the local flavor -- which is why EE says he's down to pick up some fancy boots and maybe even learn to shoot a gun (he's never shot one before).
Elliott says there's only one thing he knows he won't have to spring for -- a rookie hazing dinner -- insisting the Cowboys don't haze.
Dez Bryant might have something to say about that ...