25-year-old receiver Dwayne Harris has seen his role expand greatly in the past couple of weeks, and he believes Tony Romo’s growing confidence in him is the reason why.
"He throws me the ball a lot in practice," Harris said, per ESPN Dallas. "He knows I'm a reliable receiver and that most of the time I'm going to be where I need to be when he needs to throw the ball. That makes him more confident in me every week."
Indeed, it seems that way. Harris was targeted a season-high eight times in the win against the Bengals, and finished with three catches for 33 yards. He also played 35 offensive snaps, more than double the total of No. 3 receiver Kevin Ogletree.
Harris’ role figures to expand even more this week against the Steelers, if Dez Bryant is held out with that fractured finger. But the decision on Bryant won’t have any bearing on how Harris prepares for Pittsburgh.
"We'll find out some time this week what he's going to do," Harris said. "Right now, we're going through practice and preparing for the game. Nothing really changes. We go out and practice and we have guys that can step in if he's not in there."
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