The NFL was impressed with Drew Brees’ ability to come back from a shoulder injury.
The Saints quarterback has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys during Sunday’s 26-20 win.
It is the 19th time Brees has won the award since joining the Saints in 2006, which is the most in the NFL during that span and a franchise record.
Brees completed 33 of 41 passes for 359 yards with two touchdowns. He led a potential game-winning drive at the end of regulation that went to dust after Zach Hocker missed a 30-yard field goal. Brees responded by hooking up with C.J. Spiller for an 80-yard score in overtime.
It was Brees’ first game back from a bruised rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. The injury held him out of action against the Carolina Panthers the week prior.
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