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November 18, 2012

Harris contributes again on punt returns, this time in OT

Cowboys receveir/return man Dwayne Harris had a pivotal punt return for a third consecutive game, turning the overtime momentum with a 20-yard return that set up the Cowboys’ winning field goal. That followed long returns against Atlanta (37 yards) and Philadephia (78 yards for a touchdown).

On Sunday’s return, Harris said: “We had a right return set up ... and they kicked it to the left sideline. My job was to catch the ball and get as many yards as I can and get down. But I caught the ball and I made one guy miss. I saw that I had a wall set up on the right side and I could get to it. So I went for it.”

He took the ball to the Cleveland 48-yard line, setting up a 28-yard march for Dan Bailey’s winning field goal.

Asked about his comfort level in his new role, Harris said: “I love this role. I was always confident but we always had Dez who was our big guy and the playmaker on punt returns. Now, he’s making a lot of reps in the offense and they wanted somebody who was back there to get yardage and just give our offense a good spot in field position.”

_ Jimmy Burch

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Harris should have been returning kicks since day one. He had experience from his days at East Carolina. The kid has some skill.

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