Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott aren’t the only Dallas Cowboys breaking records and collecting hardware.
David Irving, the Cowboys defensive end, won NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his efforts in Week 6.
Irving was disruptive in Green Bay in what was perhaps the best game of his career. The second-year defensive lineman compiled 4 tackles, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a 30-16 win versus the Packers.
For the past three weeks, the Iowa State product didn’t put any ink on the stat sheet. His 4-tackles output in Week 6 was a career high.
“He’s a young player who’s learning how to play consistently down in and down out with the intensity he needs to play with, with the discipline that he needs to play with,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, per the team’s official website.
The 6-foot-7 defensive player has 18 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks in 18 career games. He’s currently second on Dallas’ left defensive end depth chart behind Jack Crawford.