IRVING -- Rookie cornerback Bryan McCann was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week today. McCann, in his second NFL game, intercepted an Eli Manning pass and returned it 101 yards for a touchdown.
It was McCann's first career touchdown and in the process he set a franchise record with the interception return. McCann finished the game with five tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup. McCann earned extra playing time because of injuries to Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins.
Newman returned to the game, but Jenkins did not.
The status of both players for Sunday's game vs. the Detroit Lions hasn't been determined.
McCann’s 101-yard return tied Amos Marsh (101-yard kickoff return) and Ike Thomas (101-yard kickoff return) for the second-longest play in Cowboys history.
The longest play belongs to Alexander Wright (102-yard kickoff return)
McCann is the second Cowboys player to win the award, DeMarcus Ware won it in Week 3.