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Ellis Wins AP Comeback Player Award for 2007

In the U.S. National Football League, Dallas Cowboys' outside linebacker Greg Ellis has been voted the Associated Press 2007 Comeback Player of the Year.

Ellis had 12.5 sacks and 24 tackles this season, less than one year after tearing his Achilles tendon nine games into the 2006 season. He also missed the first three games of this year after feeling pain in his heel during training camp.

The 31-year-old received 12 votes to beat out New England Patriots' wideout Randy Moss (10 votes) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (seven votes) in voting by a panel of 50 journalists who regularly cover the NFL.

Ellis is the first Cowboy and the first linebacker to win the award. He was also voted to the Pro Bowl from Dallas.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.