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Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 7, after putting together a borderline dominant performance against the Eagles.
Lee had 11 tackles, including one for a loss, a pass defended and the provided the first of the three interceptions Dallas took off Eagles rookie QB Matt Barkley on Sunday. It’s the second time in Lee’s career that he’s won the honor.
“He’s just a really good football player,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, per the Dallas Morning News. “We seem to say that every week. His preparation is fantastic. He’s a very instinctive player. He’s athletic. He has a nose for the football, defending the run and for making plays when they’re trying to throw it. It’s really, really important to him. His commitment is as good as anybody on our football team, really maybe I’ve been around. The way he practices…he’s an intense guy and he wants to be a great football player. He wants our team to be great. He’s a damn good player.”
Through seven weeks, Lee leads the Cowboys in tackles with 88. He’s tied with cornerback Brandon Carr for the lead in interceptions with two.
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