Every week this season, the Eagles have had a player honored by the NFC.
This week is a no-brainer — Special Teams Player of the Week belongs to Cameron Dicker, the kicker whose NFL debut included the game-winning field goal, another field goal and two extra points. He also had five touchbacks on six kickoffs.
Dicker drilled a 23-yard field goal with 1:48 to play as the Eagles defeated Arizona, 20-17. Dicker also kicked a 42-yarder.
Dicker is the first kicker in team history to convert a game-winning kick in the final two minutes or overtime in an NFL debut.
Dicker, from the University of Texas, was signed last week after Jake Elliott sustained an ankle injury the week before against Jacksonville.
The Eagles will release their injury report later Wednesday and we’ll learn about Elliott’s status — and Dicker’s.
The Eagles’ other NFC award winners this season:
- Week One: Zech McPhearson, Special Teams
- Week Two: Darius Slay, Defensive Player
- Week Three: Brandon Graham, Defensive Player
- Week Four: Haason Reddick, Defensive Player
- Offensive Player of the Month for September: Jalen Hurts
Astonishingly, another team won Player of the Week honors in each of the first five weeks of a season — the 1991 Super Bowl-bound Buffalo Bills.