Last week, Cowboys rookie cornerback Bryan McCann was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following his Week 10 performance against the Giants which included a franchise record 101-yard interception return for a touchdown. This week, McCann is adding more hardware to his trophy case.
McCann has been named this week’s NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 97-yard punt return for a touchdown in Dallas’ win against the Lions.
This is the first time that a Cowboys player has won back-to-back Player of the Week awards since Troy Aikman did it back in 1993. Adding to his franchise records, McCann is the first Cowboys player to win Player of the Week awards in two different categories. He is also the second player to ever have a 90 plus yard return for a touchdown in consecutive weeks.
“It’s fun, it’s different,” he said. “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.”