Robert Griffin III - Wikipedia
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In Week 13, he made a season-high seven solo tackles in the Cowboys' 40—21 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
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Newman finished his rookie season in with 76 combined tackles 66 solo14 pass deflections, four interceptions, and a sack in 16 games and 16 starts.
Head coach Bill Parcells officially named him the starter to begin the regular season, opposite Pete Hunter.
On December 26,he made three solo tackles, two pass deflections, and an interception in the Cowboys' 13—10 victory against the Washington Redskins in Week Louis Rams in Week On December 10,Newman recorded a season-high seven combined tackles and a pass deflection during a 42—17 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week On December 31,Newman had two solo tackles and two punt returns for yards and a touchdown in a 39—31 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week Newman completed the season with 63 combined tackles 53 solo11 pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and 16 starts.
Newman made a key interception off a pass deflection by teammate DeMarcus Ware. Ware deflected a pass by quarterback Trent Edwards and Newman returned it for a yard gain in the fourth quarter to set up a touchdown pass by Tony Romo as the Cowboys were down 24— The Cowboys defeated the Bills after a last second yard field goal by Nick Folk and advanced to a 5—0 record.
He was replaced by newly acquired free agent Adam Jones and rookie first round pick Mike Jenkins. He was inactive for the Dallas Cowboys' season-opening victory at the Cleveland Browns. Newman aggravated his groin injury and missed the next five games Week 5—9.
On October 10,Newman underwent sports hernia surgery. On December 14,Newman collected six combined tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted two passes by Eli Manning in the Cowboys' 20—8 victory against the Miami Dolphins in Week He completed the season with 37 combined tackles 32 solo11 pass deflections, and four interceptions in ten games and ten starts.
On September 28,Newman collected four combined tackles, two pass deflections, and returned an interception during a 21—7 victory in Week 3. He intercepted a pass by Jake Delhomme and returned for a yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
His longest run was 29 yards; the run was the game-winning touchdown. Tampa Bay was coming off a bye week and was a notoriously difficult team to run against. Peterson was limited to 85 yards on just 19 carries, as the Vikings struggled to produce offense. Following Week 16, Peterson had 1, yards which led the league, and it was announced on December 18, Peterson would be the starting running back for the NFC Pro Bowl team.
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In Peterson's first 30 games, he had 3, yards, which marks the third best start to a career for running backs behind Eric Dickerson with 3, yards and Jim Brown with 3, yards. He became the fourth running back to lead the league in yards per game in his first two seasons along with Jim BrownEarl Campbelland Eric Dickerson.
In recognition of his season, he was named the recipient of the Bert Bell Award. However, the arrival of quarterback Brett Favreone of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, coming out of retirement brought both expectation and speculation about Peterson's new role in the offense.
Favre worked well into the offense through the first half of the season, re-establishing Peterson's ability with a passing attack. Peterson had rushing yards through Week 10, while the Vikings had a record of 8—1. His next yard effort came against the Detroit Lionswith yards on 18 carries,  and he was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. Peterson rushed for yards and three touchdowns.
He was the starting running back for the NFC team. His yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter was tied for the longest rush by any player that season.
While the Vikings missed the playoffs, Peterson represented his team in the Pro Bowl. During the game, Peterson contributed 80 rushing yards and a touchdown in a 55—41 NFC win.
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