Make one huge play, and you can become the NFC Defensive Player Of The Week. Bryan McCann did just that.
DEFENSE: CB BRYAN MCCANN, DALLAS COWBOYS
- McCann, an undrafted rookie out of Southern Methodist, had a 101-yard interception-return touchdown in the Cowboys’ 33-20 win at the New York Giants.
- He is the second rookie in the Super Bowl era with a 100+ yard interception-return touchdown (LOUIS DELMAS, 101 yards, December 20, 2009). It is the longest interception-return touchdown in team history and ties for the second-longest play by a Cowboy, trailing ALEXANDER WRIGHT’s 102-yard kickoff-return touchdown on December 22, 1991.
- Playing in his second career game, he added five tackles, including one for a five-yard loss.
- He is the first Cowboys rookie to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Week since DE MARCUS WARE (Week 16, 2005).
More on McCann's big play later today...