NFL Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray beats Aaron Rodgers

PHOENIX -- DeMarco Murray was a surprise winner of the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year award after beating out Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the 4th annual NFL Honors awards show.

Not that the Cowboys running back wasn't deserving. He lit it up on the ground, leading the league in carries (392), rushing yards (1,845) and rushing touchdowns (13).

Murray said it's been "an honor" playing for the Cowboys and joked on stage that he hopes it can continue. Both he and Dez Bryant are free agents heading into the offseason. 

According to ESPN, Murray received 26 votes out of the 50 available. Rodgers got 15 and Steelers wideout Antonio Brown finished third with five votes. His teammate Le'Veon Bell pulled in the final two votes. 

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