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August 25, 2012

Harris uses practice drill to split defense on second touchdown

Who says the monotonous drills you use in practice don't come into play during games?

Look no further than Dwayne Harris' 38-yard touchdown reception against the Rams as proof that practice drills certainly do help.

Harris caught a cross route over the middle and as he neared the sideline, instead of going out of bounds, he turned up field and split the two defenders trying to box him in. He tip toed up the sideline and into the end zone.

"We have a drill we do where we split two defenders," Harris said. The drill came into  effect on that play, lower your pads  and stay low. Keep your feet moving."

Harris did just that en route to a three-catch, 118-yard night that included two touchdowns. The first one was a 61-yard bomb from quarterback Tony Romo.

Dwayne did a good job," Romo said. "It's never been about the big things. It's the little things. If  he can get the little things down he can really help our football team."

Harris had a brief splash as a rookie last preseason as rookie with a 100-yard receiving game. But never was able to put it all together and didn't have much of an impact.

This year he says his focus has been on being more consistent and not thinking as much.

"They know I can play football," Harris said. "They just want me to execute the play. Don't do too much thinking and just play. I just came out and just played today."

Clarence Hill

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