Dwayne Harris Contributing on Special Teams for Dallas Cowboys

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Last season, we saw Dwayne Harris emerge as the Dallas Cowboys‘ No. 3 receiver. When he was given the opportunity, Harris delivered big plays in crucial situations. Quarterback Tony Romo targeted Harris many times late in games and Harris didn’t disappoint. This season, Harris is seeing less time at the receiver position, but he is still making his presence felt.

Harris was nothing short of spectacular for the Cowboys’ return game. He put the Cowboys in unbelievable field position after returning punts and kickoffs. Even though he is not this biggest guy on the field, Harris runs with a purpose and he has great balance making it very difficult for defenders to take him down. I’d like to see Harris back returning punts again this season because I think he can be a huge asset to the return.

For now, Harris is seeing the majority of his playing time on the special teams coverage unit and, again, he is not disappointing. In Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants, Harris laid a few big hits on the Giants’ kick returner. It seemed like every time the Cowboys punted or kicked off, Harris was there to bring down the ball carrier.  If Harris can continue to produce great results on special teams, I have no doubt the Cowboys will find a way to work him into the offensive game plan. The special teams for the Cowboys have been a problem for some time now. With guys like Harris contributing, I think we will see a strong season from this unit.

Pete Osmolia is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @posmolia and like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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