Dwayne Harris Will be Dallas Cowboys' Third Receiver

By Jeric Griffin

Dwayne Harris is legit. This kid has natural play-making abilities and that’s something you can’t teach. The Dallas Cowboys receiver could be the most recent late-round draft pick to develop into an NFL star after a very impressive showing in his first preseason game.

Harris hauled in five passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in the Cowboys’ preseason home opener against the Denver Broncos. Granted, it was indeed an exhibition and I’m driving the preseason-games-are-pointless bandwagon. Still, Harris was very impressive catching passes from Dallas third-string quarterback Stephen McGee. It may have been preseason, but you have to love that as a Cowboys fan considering the team has no true No. 3 receiver.

Miles Austin and Dez Bryant are as solid as you can get with a pair of starting receivers in the NFL, but a reliable third option is a must for a team looking to contend in the playoffs. Kevin Ogletree is by far the fastest option at the position, but he lacks the natural play-making ability that Harris was born with. If Harris was ever needed in a critical situation, I’m confident he would deliver.

Dallas has to be excited about the youth and talent of the receiving corps after Roy Williams was finally released. Austin, Bryant, Harris and Ogletree is a good group filled with proven players and guys with tremendous upside. The Cowboys have the ability to lead the league in passing and Harris could be the final key to making that happen.

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