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Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray Voted Week 7 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

October 28, 2011

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice.  Running back DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on October 23-24, the NFL announced today.

Murray ran 25 times for 253 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys’ 34-7 win over the St. Louis Rams. His total yardage broke the franchise single-game rushing record, and his 10.1 yards-per-carry were the highest of any back with over 10 carries on the weekend.

Murray was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies.  The other finalists were running back Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints, linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Christian Ponder of the Minnesota Vikings.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January.  The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

This is Pepsi’s tenth year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the tenth year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.

Week 1 Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers 

Week 2 Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders 

Week 3 Stefen Wisniewski, Oakland Raiders 

Week 4 Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 

Week 5 Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers 

Week 6 Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Gilman permalink
    October 28, 2011 5:34 pm

    It went to the right rookie this week. Well deserved with a great performance. And its who I voted for as well.

  2. Matthew Gilman permalink
    October 29, 2011 2:36 pm

    Predictions for week 8. Cam Newton, Christian Ponder who face each other will be in the running. But I expect huge week from Newton who could win next week. Aldon SMith will have another great week. There will also be 2 surprise rookies who will step up this week that havent been in the running yet. I can’t even figure them out yet.

  3. October 30, 2011 1:14 pm

    Im a 42 yrs fan of the cowboys can you send me a Demarco Murray rookie of the week card please it it looks so awesome love to put that in my collection please send it to me thanks.

  4. Matt Gilman permalink
    October 31, 2011 5:24 am

    Got it right!! Cam newton should be rookie of the week and Patrick Peterson is one of the surprise ones….

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