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Jarwin is Cowboys First TE to Win Weekly Honor 


For the sixth time this season, the Cowboys have yet another NFC weekly award winner.

This time, tight end Blake Jarwin was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown catch performance in last Sunday's win over the Giants.

Actually, Jarwin becomes the first Cowboys tight end in franchise history to win NFC Player of the Week, despite the team having Pro Bowlers Jason Witten, Jay Novacek and Doug Cosbie around since the award was created in 1984. 

Jarwin, who had yet to score a TD in his career, caught two in the first half, and then another in the third quarter from Dak Prescott, who tossed four touchdowns in the Cowboys' 36-35 win.

Jarwin also had a clutch reception on the final drive of the game as the Cowboys drove for the go-ahead win.

Jarwin entered the Week 17 game with just 20 catches for 188 yards. He finished his first full season with the Cowboys with 27 for 307 and three TDs.

This is the third Offensive Player of the Week award for the Cowboys, the most in a season since 2007 when Tony Romo won it twice and Terrell Owens also had one.

This year, Amari Cooper has been named Offensive player of the Week twice and is now joined by Jarwin.

Also, the Cowboys saw Brett Maher win a Special Teams Player of the Week award twice and rookie Leighton Vander Esch was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week back in November. Vander Esch also won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November. 

But overall, the six weekly awards for the Cowboys are the most since 1996. That year, the team also finished 10-6 and won the NFC East.