Murray named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for his play in November.

He became the featured running back against St. Louis in Week Seven after Felix Jones was injured and helped lead the team to a 4-0 record for the month of November. In the four games, he rushed 89 times for 434 yards (4.9 avg.) with one touchdown, including a breakout 253-yard rushing performance against the Rams. He also added 20 catches for 156 yards (7.8 avg.).

Murray is the second Cowboys player to receive the monthly offensive rookie award and only the fourth rookie honored, joining Julius Jones from November 2004. Dexter Coakley earned Defensive Rookie of the Month honors in 1997, as did DeMarcus Ware in 2005.