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Dwayne Harris earns NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors

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Three coverage tackles and his efforts forcing one of the Giants’ six turnovers on Sunday night garnered Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for Week One.

The NFL announced Harris’ selection on Wednesday.

A third-year pro from East Carolina, Harris recorded two tackles on punts and another on a kickoff in the Cowboys’ 36-31 win vs. the Giants. However, his biggest play on special teams came in the third quarter, when he batted a Giants’ muffed punt away from New York cornerback Jayron Hosley and toward Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman, who recovered on the Giants’ 16.

On the next play, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo connected with Harris on a 12-yard reception to set up 1st-and-goal at the New York four-yard line. From there, Romo hit tight end Jason Witten for a touchdown to give Dallas a 27-10 lead.

Though Harris played just four offensive snaps on Sunday night, Romo threw his way three times. He finished with two catches for 12 yards.

Overall, Harris played 22 special-teams snaps. In addition to the three tackles and his role in the fumble recovery, he returned two punts for 19 yards.

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4 Responses to “Dwayne Harris earns NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors”
  1. ccjcsr says: Sep 11, 2013 12:12 PM

    Should be the 3rd WR until Terrance Williams learns the damn playbook and audibles!

    #getwithitkid
    #Americasteam

  2. floratiotime says: Sep 11, 2013 12:20 PM

    So a punt taking a weird bounce and hitting a guy in the leg makes you ST DPOW. Low bar.

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 11, 2013 12:22 PM

    Well put ccjcsr.

    I have no idea why Harris wasn’t the starter at the 3rd WR. He earned that last season with his play.

    But Harris didn’t hold his head down, he went out and kicked butt on special teams in the game making the Dallas coaches look like the fools they are.

    Show my man Harris some love.

  4. dirtybird28 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:55 PM

    Dude should be the #3WR. He was a beast in the slot role last year and Romo threw his way often. Williams clearly needs more time to develop. Good to see he’s still contributing!

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