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Maher Wins NFC Award; Zeke Needs Fan Votes 


When the Cowboys win games at the end, especially with strong individual performances, it usually leads to awards the following week.

That is the case for the Cowboys, who had two players recognized for weekly awards, one of which needs votes by the fans.

Ezekiel Elliott is one of the three running backs up for the weekly FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week award. Zeke's 240 yards from scrimmage is the most by any player this year. He's paired with Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt as the other nominees for the rushing portion of the award. The quarterbacks nominated this week were Jared Goff, Andrew Luck and Mitchell Trubisky. Fans can vote until Thursday, **click here to vote!** #airandground.

But there is no voting needed for the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. That award was given to Cowboys kicker Brett Maher, who not only made four field goals on Sunday, but the game-winning kick in the final seconds to give Dallas a 26-24 win.

Maher becomes the first place-kicker for the Cowboys to win the award since 2015 when Dan Bailey won it for the third time in his career.

Maher is the first player overall to win the award for the Cowboys since Tyrone Crawford won this award last year for his key blocked field goal in a win over Washington.