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Bryan McCann: NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Bryan McCann - NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Bryan McCann - NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Make one huge play, and you can become the NFC Defensive Player Of The Week. Bryan McCann did just that.


  • 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...

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