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Lee Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Fresh off his nomination for NFL Rookie of the Week (he still needs your votes), the league has named linebacker Sean Lee the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

    Lee won the award, his first, for picking off two Peyton Manning passes in Sunday's 38-35 OT win.

    The first interception ended after a 31-yard scamper into the end zone for not only Lee's first career interception in the NFL, but his first TD as well.  The second pick came in overtime and set up Dallas' game-winning field goal.

    Lee also had four tackles and two pass deflections in the game.

    This from the league:

    Lee’s two picks marked the first time a Dallas Cowboy had multiple interceptions in a game since Terence Newman had two against the N.Y. Giants (12/14/08).  He became the 11th Dallas rookie with two interceptions in a game, first since Terence Newman had three at Washington (12/14/03) and the 10th Dallas rookie with an interception return for a touchdown. Lee also added a career-best nine tackles and two pass breakups.

    This is the third such award handed to the Cowboys so far this season, with DeMarcus Ware winning in Week 3 and Bryan McCann in Week 10.

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