Fletcher Cox named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
By Zach Kruse
According to Director of NFC communications Randall Liu, Cox was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his four-year NFL career.
NFC Defensive Player of Week 5: Eagles DE Fletcher Cox. 1st career Player of Week Award pic.twitter.com/6JItwx15D8
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) October 14, 2015
Cox was a man amongst boys in Week 5, delivering three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in Philadelphia’s 39-17 win over the Saints. He became the first player to produce such a stat line since the 2007 season.
The Eagles had not received a defensive player of the week award since Kirk Coleman in 2011.
Cox’s three sacks were the most by a Philadelphia defender since Connor Barwin tallied 3.5 last November. He’s one of only four Eagles to produce three sacks in a game since 2007 (Barwin, Trent Cole, Jason Babin).
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 11, 2015
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