Sean Lee is getting a ton of accolades for his big game on Sunday. Now, he's been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
DEFENSE: LB SEAN LEE, DALLAS COWBOYS
- Lee had four tackles and two interceptions in the Cowboys’ 38-35 overtime victory over Indianapolis.
- In the third quarter, he registered the first interception of his career and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown, becoming the 10th rookie in team history with an INT-TD.
- He set up the game-winning score in overtime when he intercepted a pass at the Indianapolis 49-yard line and returned it to the 36.
- Lee is the first Dallas linebacker to record two interceptions in a game since DEXTER COAKLEY in 1999. He is the 11th Cowboys rookie with multiple interceptions in a game and the first since TERENCE NEWMAN had three in 2003.
- He joins DE MARCUS WARE (Week 16, 2005) as the only rookie linebackers in franchise history to be named Defensive Player of the Week.
So far this year, we've had three guys win defensive player of the week, which is kind of surprising. DeMarcus Ware did it in Week 3 against Houston, Bryan McCann won it in Week 10 vs. the Giants, and now Lee. Also, McCann got the special teams player of the week for his punt return against the Lions.