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McCann Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after his first quarter touchdown reception against the New York Giants was confirmed by video replay on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Three games into his career as a Dallas Cowboy, and rookie cornerback Bryan McCann is already making history.

    McCann was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his week 11 performance against the Detroit Lions, which included a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown. He is the first player in franchise history to win Player of the Week honors in two different categories in the same season, and the first since Troy Aikman, in 1993, to win POW honors in consecutive weeks.

    With the 97-yard punt return, McCann now has the second longest punt return in franchise history; only Dennis Morgan’s 98-yard return in 1974 was longer.

    All this said, it’s hard to believe that, less than a month ago, McCann was a member of the practice squad.

    "It's fun, it's different," McCann said, per ESPN Dallas. "It feels good to be recognized. It's definitely cool. People got eyes on you as far as football is concerned but to be fair, my daily life is pretty much the same."

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