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Brandon Carr Named Defensive Player of the Week

Carr took down the interception that led to the Cowboys' 27-24 overtime win over the Steelers

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Brandon Carr Named Defensive Player of the Week

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The Dallas Cowboys’ $50 million man, cornerback Brandon Carr, has been named the Defensive Player of the Week for the NFC for his work in week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Carr had four tackles and three passes defensed against the Steelers, but we’d imagine the POW honors came as the result of his interception of Ben Roethlisberger in overtime, which, after the return, set the Cowboys’ up at the Steelers’ one-yard line. From there, Dan Bailey made a chip shot of a field goal to give Dallas the 27-24 victory.

Carr is the first Cowboys defender to win the award since 2010, when Sean Lee was honored, incidentally, for bringing down an overtime interception that led to a 38-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Carr now leads Dallas with three interceptions, to go along with 10 passes defensed.

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