Terrell Thomas was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his game against the Eagles.
Thomas had 10 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Philly.
“I think the coaches did a great job of putting me in a situation where I can just play football, utilizing my size and speed,” said T2. “I was able to make some plays for our defense and I thought Prince and Trumaine did a great job allowing me, Antrel, and Will, to just roam back there and make tackles. We just had a solid day of defense.”
In presenting Thomas with a game ball during the Giants’ Monday team meeting, head coach Tom Coughlin said in front of Thomas’s teammates, “Welcome back, Terrell!”
Thomas is the first Giants cornerback to be named Defensive Player of the Week since Aaron Ross in Week 11 of the 2008 season. The other Giants corners to win the award since its inception in 1984 are Everson Walls (1990), Jason Sehorn (twice in 1997) and Phillippi Sparks (1998).
This is the 37th time a Giants player has received the award. Two Giants defenders were honored in 2012: Antrel Rolle (Week 6) and Stevie Brown (Weeks 8 and 17).