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Aaron Jones named NFL rookie of the week

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (90) gives chase as Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) carries the ball in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Green Bay running back and former UTEP Miner Aaron Jones won the NFL’s rookie of the week.

Jones won for his 19-carry, 125-yard rushing performance against the Dallas Cowboys.

It was his first NFL start and also scored his second pro-touchdown on a 7-yard run late in the second quarter.

Prior to the TD, he made a diving 9-yard catch along the sideline for a first down.

Jones became the first Packers rookie running back to rush for at least 100 yards in a game since Eddie Lacy in 2013, according to packers.com.

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