Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dwayne Harris (17) celebrates after the game against the Washington Redskins at AT

Dwayne Harris wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week


Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and return specialist Dwayne Harris had a huge game in Week 6 to help lift his team to a big win over the NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football.

Harris was able to use two special teams play to give the Cowboys the advantage, and he was recognized by the league for his standout performance.

On Wednesday morning, the league announced that Harris had received the honor of NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Harris racked up 222 all-purpose yards on Sunday night, but the highlights came with an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 90-yard kickoff return that gave the Cowboys great field position. He was the first player in league history to have both a punt and kick return that exceeded 50-yards in a single game.

Dallas can only hope that Harris can continue to roll in Week 7 when they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles in another crucial NFC East clash that will have first place in the division on the line.

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  • JoeDaBeast

    “He was the first player in league history to have both a punt and kick return that exceeded 50-yards in a single game.”

    That is pretty impressive especially when you consider the likes of Josh Cribbs, Dante Hall, and other strictly “return specialists”. Hopefully Harris doesn’t fall into the same trap the two fore mentioned players did.