As we mentioned earlier, Dwayne Harris’s performance as the Dallas Cowboys’ punt returner last Sunday against the Eagles in Philadelphia was good enough to earn NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. But that doesn’t mean that he’s won the role full-time over Dez Bryant.
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said earlier this week, before the player of the week announcements, that Bryant would remain in the running for punt return duties--arguing that, despite his skittish performances earlier this season in that role, Bryant presents a serious threat when fielding punts.
“Dez is such an exceptional threat, an exceptional player,” Jones said in his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I wouldn’t say anything is set in stone or done. I know what he is capable of done. A last play where you are down to go home, who do you want back there? Dez can make plays when they are not supposed to be made more than anybody on our team.”
It is worth noting that, before lavishing praise on Bryant for his playmaking ability, Jones did heap praise on Harris for his work against Philadelphia.
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