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RB Javonte Williams nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week after #DENvsDAL

After the best game of his young career, running back Javonte Williams has been nominated for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award.

To vote for Williams, click here. Fans can vote until Thursday at 10 a.m. MT for Williams to win the award.

Williams rushed for a career-high 111 yards on just 17 carries as he powered a Broncos rushing attack that accounted for 190 yards in a 30-16 upset win over the Cowboys. The second-round pick blew past his previous best in rushing yards, a 64-yard output he set in Week 2. Williams is the first Broncos rookie with a 100-yard rushing game since Phillip Lindsay posted three in 2018.

The UNC product had five rushes of at least 10 yards against a Cowboys rushing defense that ranked sixth in the NFL entering Week 9. Williams' best play came early in the third quarter, as he fought through a slew of Cowboys defenders — with a little help from offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz — and then broke free for a 30-yard gain.

Williams will compete for this week's award against Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu, Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson, Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith, Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore and Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons.

Williams and Stevenson were the only players to win their Week 9 matchups, and Williams outgained Stevenson.

Jerry Jeudy was the last Bronco to be nominated for Rookie of the Week honors, as he made the cut after catching seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown last year against the Falcons.

Drew Lock is the last Broncos rookie to win the award. He earned the honor after a three-touchdown performance in Houston in 2019.

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