DeMarco Murray named NFL offensive rookie of the month

Rookie DeMarco Murray got his big chance when Felix Jones went out in October with a high ankle sprain.

You wonder if Jones will ever get the job back. Provided Murray remains healthy, it’s unlikely to happen this season. Murray was named the NFL offensive rookie of the month for November. The Cowboys went 4-0 for the month as Murray, a fourth-round draft pick from Oklahoma, rushed for 434 yards.

He set a Cowboys’ record with a 253-yard game in October and all of a sudden Murray is ninth in the NFL in rushing with 834 yards, putting him on pace for 1,213. He is averaging 5.7 yards per carry, the best average for running backs with 60 or more carries in the league.

Could be that Murray is on pace for an award at the end of the season. Stay tuned.

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