Fans can vote for Cowboys running back
Murray is one of three “Ground” nominees along with the Jets’ Bilal Powell and Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams. Murray led all NFL backs this week with 175 rushing yards, the second-highest single-game total by any NFL player so far this year.
Nominees for the “Air” award are Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on http://on.nfl.com/1dG70bh until 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week.
As part of the FedEx Air & Ground program and its commitment to small business owners, FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team’s city or state, is used to help U.S. small business development, by educating the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses.
This award started in 2003 and the Cowboys have only had three winners, including Murray, who won it in 2011 after his 253-yard rushing performance against the Rams. Julius Jones twice won the award in 2004 (at Seattle) and 2005 (at Carolina).