Cowboys OT Tyron Smith became the first offensive lineman in 10 years to win Offensive Player of the Week.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the NFC for Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season.
Dallas Cowboys RT Tyron Smith was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week, and Arizona Cardinals K Chandler Catanzano was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Smith was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after a great game against the defending Champion Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday. Smith had a great game individually (a highlight was the block that sprung Dallas’s longest run of the game, a 38-yard scamper by Joseph Randle off the left tackle) and the Cowboys’ offensive line had a great game collectively, as Tony Romo was sacked only once. Smith is the first lineman to win an Offensive Player of the Week award since Chiefs guard Brian Waters got the award in 2004.
Ansah was named for Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his NFL career. Ansah beat Vikings Pro Bowl LT Matt Kalil for 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
Catanzaro was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, after his 12-point performance against Washington. He hit all three of his extra point attempts and field goals. That extended him to a perfect 14-of-14 on field goals for the season.