The Cowboys have never had an NFC Defensive Player of the Month winner -- until now.
Inside linebacker Sean Lee was named the winner of the award Wednesday for his play against the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins. The second-year player from Penn State totaled 36 tackles, two interceptions, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in the three games. He had a career-high 15 tackles against the Jets, plus an interception and 37-yard return to the 1-yard line.
This is Lee's second NFC award. He was the NFC Defensive Player of the Week in December last year after interception two passes, one returned for a touchdown, at Indianapolis.
Lee is the first Cowboys player to win the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award since it began in 1986. The last Cowboys player to win an NFC Offensive Player of the Month award was Tony Romo for his play in November 2009.
-- Carlos Mendez