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McCann Named NFC's Defensive 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)

    In just his second game on the active roster of the Dallas Cowboys, and thrust into significant playing time by injuries suffered by starters Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins, cornerback Bryan McCann did enough against the New York Giants to win NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for week ten.

    McCann set a franchise record with his 101-yard interception return for a touchdown, after he jumped New York receiver Hakeem Nicks’ route at the goal line. He added five tackles, all of them solo and one of them for a loss.

    Pretty impressive for an undrafted kid out of SMU, who was cut by Dallas as well as the Baltimore Raven before returning as a member of the Cowboys practice squad, eh?

    This is the second time this season that a Cowboys defender has taken home NFC Player of the Week honors; DeMarcus Ware won the distinction for his effort in week three against the Houston Texans, Dallas’ only other win (to this point) this season.

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