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December 13, 2012

Kevin Ogletree ready if he has to play more this week

Kevin Ogletree lost playing time to Dwayne Harris last week, getting only 13 snaps. But the Cowboys might need him Sunday, depending on how well starter Dez Bryant can play a fractured left index finger.

"That’s the best thing about football is getting that chance on Sundays to go make plays and help your team," Ogletree said Thursday. "Injuries do happen. Things do happen throughout a season, throughout a game, where opportunities come up. You’ve got to be ready for those."

Ogletree had two catches for 28 yards despite playing only 13 plays. That included a 23-yarder after Bryant fractured his finger and left for a few plays. Bryant scored on a 27-yard catch four plays later.

"Kevin’s played a lot of football for us," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "He’s been our third receiver at different times in his career. For most of this year he has been. He’s a guy that can play both inside and outside. Those are certainly traits you want to be able to have. We’ll give him a chance to do that. We’ll give Dwayne Harris a chance to do that. And the same thing with Cole Beasley. All of those guys will have a role."

 Ogletree has 28 catches for 390 yards with three touchdowns this season.

-- Charean Williams

Twitter: @NFLCharean 

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