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Despite a record-setting season, Bland received little love in DPOY voting.
The NFL Honors took place on Thursday night, celebrating the individual accomplishments of players across the league. In just his second season, CB DaRon Bland attended the event as a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year award. He was joined by his teammate Micah Parsons, who was a finalist for the third-straight year. Bland’s season for the Cowboys was the opposite of bland. In fact, it was historic for a defensive back. In his first season playing on the outside, Bland had a league-leading nine interceptions. Five of his interceptions were returned for a touchdown, breaking the NFL single-season record for most in a season.
My favorite play of the 2023 season. DaRon Bland breaking history.. Jim Nantz on the call.. goosebumps pic.twitter.com/pRQbTgjzpj
— Chris Halling (@ChrisHalling_) January 25, 2024