New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray
was among the top NFC’s top players for the second straight month.
Murray, the offensive player of the month for September, again garnered the
award and was joined by Minnesota defensive lineman Everson Griffen and New
Orleans kicker Shayne Graham as October honorees.
Among Murray’s accomplishments for October were league highs of 520 rushing
yards and 691 yards from scrimmage. He averaged 130 yards per game during the
month, rushing for at least 100 yards in each contest en route to breaking Jim
Brown’s NFL record of six straight 100-yard games to start a season.
Murray leads the NFL with 1,054 rushing yards and is tied for the league lead
with seven rushing touchdowns. He joined Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and
Emmitt Smith as the only running backs to win consecutive NFC offensive
monthly honors in a single season.
Griffen led the NFC with six sacks and added 20 tackles with a forced fumble
during the month to pick up the defensive award. He had at least one sack in
each of the team’s four games.
Graham earned the special teams nod after converting all nine field goal tries
and nine PATs during October. Despite playing only three games because the
Saints had a bye, Graham led all NFC players with 36 points.