IRVING, Texas – As DeMarco Murray continues to rack up rushing yards this season, his blockers have not been forgotten.
Fresh off a 162-rushing performance against the NFL's then-best run defense, Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
If that seems like a rare occurrence, it is – Smith is the first lineman to win an Offensive Player of the Week award since Brian Waters did it with the Chiefs in 2004.
[embeddedad0]The Cowboys graded Smith as the best of their starting offensive line, which not only paved the way for DeMarco Murray to have his sixth-straight 100-yard game, but also allowed just one sack to the Seahawks' fearsome front seven.
Running behind Smith and Co., the Cowboys are leading the league in rushing offense with 962 yards as a team – 138 yards more than the No. Steelers. Dallas is averaging a staggering 160 rushing yards per game.