January 31, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) DeMarco Murray has run off with The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player Of The Year award for the 2014 season.

The Dallas Cowboys running back led the league in rushing with 1,845 yards - nearly 500 more than any other player - and also topped the NFL with 2,261 yards from scrimmage. He scored 13 touchdowns in helping Dallas win the NFC East.

Those overwhelming performances earned him 26 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Murray easily outdistanced Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (15 votes). Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown was next with five, followed by teammate RB Le'Veon Bell with two.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Dallas QB Tony Romo got one vote apiece.

Murray was presented the award at the ''NFL Honors'' show Saturday night.

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