Week 7 NFL Player of the Week - DeMarco Murray 3DeMarco Murray set a Dallas Cowboys rushing record in the adidas Scorch X Superfly Mid.

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Several marquee players posted big stat lines during Week 7 of the 2011 NFL season. Drew Brees was incredible on Sunday night, completing 31 of his 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns in New Orleans’ 62-7 beatdown of the Indianapolis Colts. Aaron Rodgers also put up big numbers behind center, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers past the division rival Minnesota Vikings 33-27. Another big quarterback performance was turned in by Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, who led all passers with 361 yards in a 32-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. While all of these aerial performances were worth noting, it was the ground game of Dallas Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray that makes him this week’s Eastbay NFL Player of the Week.

Filling in for an injured Felix Jones, Murray put his name on the map and  in the NFL record books. DeMarco carried the ball 25 times for 253 yards against the St. Louis Rams, breaking the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time franchise record previously held by Emmitt Smith. Murray averaged 10.1 yards per carry and turned in a signature 91-yard trot in the first quarter for a touchdown, the second-longest in Cowboys history. Behind Murray’s running, the Cowboys left with an important 34-7 victory.

With Murray’s incredible Sunday and Jones still hobbled by an ankle sprain, has Dallas found their next feature running back?

Week 7 NFL Player of the Week - DeMarco Murray

Week 7 NFL Player of the Week - DeMarco Murray 2

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