Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris (17) returns a kick during the first quarter of the game Washington Redskins at AT

Cowboys could desperately use Dwayne Harris back on field


Dwayne Harris is a beast on special teams; he ranks second in the NFL with 14 yards per punt return and second in kick returns at 31.3 yards.

He hasn’t been returning balls for the Cowboys though, due to his hamstring injury. The job has been left to Cole Beasley and Terrence Williams, who aren’t quite at the level Harris is at.

Beasley returned his first punt on Thanksgiving for  negative yards, while Williams coughed up the opening kickoff.

Head coach Jason Garrett spoke to ESPN about Harris, and how valuable he truly is.

“Dwayne is a good player and he just continues to show up,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He is a special-teams guy and we give him chances on offense. We have a lot of confidence in the return guys when he is not out there. I thought Beasley did a good job and for Terrance, those things happen. Terrance is a good kid who really plays the right way. He tries to take advantage of the opportunities he gets and it was unfortunate that one came out to start the ballgame but he’ll continue to come back and he’ll respond the right way. When we get a guy like Dwayne back, that is just a bonus to give these other guys an opportunity like that, and then you get Dwayne back in your lineup.”

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