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Cowboys receiver Dwayne Harris has been named this week’s NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, in a bit of news that should surprise exactly zero people.
Harris put up 222 total return yards in the 31-16 victory over the Redskins on Sunday night, including an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 90-yard kickoff return that almost went for a touchdown. Per ProFootballTalk.com, Harris is the first player in league history to average 50-plus yards on both kick- and punt-returns in a game.
As if that wasn’t enough, Harris also recorded an impressive open field tackle while covering a kickoff late in the game.
This is the second time Harris has been given special team PoW honors this year, the first coming for his work in the Week One victory over the Giants, in which he recorded three special teams tackles and forced a fumble in punt coverage.
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