Dallas Cowboys

Bryant wins NFC weekly award

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was named the NFC offensive player of the week for Week 15, the first time he's received the honor in his five-year career.

Bryant had six catches for 114 yards and three TDs in the Cowboys’ 38-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles to seize control of the NFC East. He has a league-leading 13 touchdown catches on the season, matching his career-high set last year.

Bryant and Tony Romo connected on scoring passes of 4, 26 and 25-yards.

"Philly wanted to play a couple of routes a certain way and we thought they would do that so we decided to do certain things a little bit different," Romo said on Wednesday. "Dez having the ability to go out and go get the ball and just run good routes and great catch radius allows him to do some things that are special.

"My job is to deliver it to him. He did a great job in the game. We’re lucky to have him."

Bryant is the first wide receiver to win this award in the final month of the season since former Cowboys great and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin did it in Week 17 in 1991.