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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Bryan McCann wins another award

By Calvin Watkins


IRVING -- The hottest player on the Cowboys is rookie cornerback Bryan McCann.

He was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 97-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Cowboys' victory over the Detroit Lions last week.

McCann was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week last week in part to his 101-yard interception return for a score in a victory over the New York Giants.

McCann's punt return Sunday is the second-longest in Cowboys history.

McCann has become the second player with two 90-plus yard returns for touchdowns in consecutive weeks.

This is the first time a Cowboys player was named player of the week in consecutive weeks since Troy Aikman did it in the 1993 season and McCann is the first Cowboys player to win honors in two different categories in the same season.

The rookie's life hasn't changed much other than doing more interviews and family members getting bombarded with phone calls for tickets and requests to speak with him.

After the Lions game, McCann said he received between 60 and 70 text messages from family and friends.

"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."