Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his four-sack performance in Sunday's 35-7 win over Dallas.
Daniels set a career-high in sacks and matched a franchise record in the victory. Before Sunday, his best work had come against the run. But, matched in man-on-man blocking for one of the few times this season, Daniels posted big numbers and was a key in Washington's win.
He's the third Redskin to earn player of the week honors, joining Santana Moss (offense) and Antonio Brown (special teams). And it's the second time a Redskin had earned an award after a win over the Cowboys. Moss received his for a two-touchdown performance in September.
Daniels is the first Redskin to win defensive player of the week honors since Champ Bailey in 2003.