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December 19, 2012

Carr gets NFC Defensive Player of the Week, just like the last Cowboy whose pick in OT set up the winning field goal

Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following his overtime interception that led to the game-winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The NFL announced the award Wednesday.

Carr’s interception and 36-yard return to the 1-yard line set up Dan Bailey’s 21-yard field goal in overtime in the Cowboys’ 27-24 victory Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. He also had four tackles and three passes defensed.

It was Carr’s third interception this season, his first with the Cowboys after signing a five-year deal in free agency worth $50.1 million to come over from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Carr’s three interceptions and 10 pass breakups lead the Cowboys. He also has a pick-six, and all three interceptions have led to points.

He is the second Cowboys player to be named the conference’s defensive player of the week. The last time it happened was Week 13 in 2010, when Sean Lee won it for an overtime interception that led to a winning field goal at Indianapolis.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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