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Garrett: Dwayne Harris Making Strides

Harris was a fourth round pick out of East Carolina in 2011

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    After nos. 1 and 2, Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys’ receiving corps is pretty much completely up in the air. Among the candidates for the no. 3 job--a post held by Laurent Robinson, who has since departed for a truckload of cash in Jacksonville, in 2011--are Kevin Ogletree, Andre Holmes and Dwayne Harris, the latter of which is coming into his second NFL season with a newfound confidence in his knowledge of the offense.

    As a fourth round pick in 2011, Harris was among the class of rookies that entered the NFL only to be locked out of team facilities and contact with coaches, making the transition even more difficult than it normally is. Harris went on to have a promising preseason, but he didn’t record a catch during the regular season as his contributions were limited to special teams.

    With a true offseason under his belt though, Harris believes he’s ready to make a push for a receiving job. What’s more, head coach Jason Garrett has already seen a marked difference in the East Carolina product.

    "Like a lot of players, the development from year one to year two is typically pretty big," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Oftentimes, guys with the right approach try to learn from the experiences they had last year, the first time seeing everything and taking something from those experiences, both good and bad, and apply it when they come back. I think he's a good example of that."

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