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Cowboys’ Aubrey named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Those two misses against the Commanders in the season finale didn’t do anything to diminish the record-setting debut campaign enjoyed by Cowboys kicker Brandon Aubrey. They didn’t even keep him from winning a special league honor for the second time this season.

Aubrey was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December/January. He also won the award in October, making him the first Cowboys special-teamer to ever win the accolade twice.

The former collegiate soccer star went 10-of-12 field goals over the final five games of the regular schedule, kicking off that final month with two field goals of over 59 yards against Philadelphia, marking the first time that’s ever been done in a single NFL game.

He went on to nearly complete a perfect season. His first three-point try in Week 18 was blocked; his second attempt ricocheted off the goalpost upright. But he ended the 38-10 Dallas win with a successful 50-yard boot, his league-leading 36th field goal of the season.

Aubrey led the NFL in scoring, with 156 total points, and set a new league record for touchbacks, with 99.

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The 28-year-old was named to his first Pro Bowl last week.

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire