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current status: On roster
#17 WR | 5'10", 202 lbs. | Dallas
Birth Date:September 16, 1987 (27 years old) Place of Birth:Atlanta, GA Hometown:Stone Mountain, GA College:East Carolina
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2011 (6/176).
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2011 (6/176).
|Assets:||Very elusive in the open field and makes tacklers miss with his moves, both as both a wideout and a return man. Stronger than his size.|
|Flaws:||Only average in terms of straight-line speed and overall size. Will have to keep working on his overall technique to find his niche at the NFL level.|
|Career Potential:||Solid depth receiver/return man.|
Movements & Injuries
|12/14/2011||Signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the practice squad.|
|10/20/2011||Re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys to the practice squad.|
|10/18/2011||Waived by the Dallas Cowboys.|
|7/28/2011||Signed by the Dallas Cowboys to a four-year contract.|
|4/30/2011||Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 6th round (176th Overall) in 2011.|
Harris a lock to make Dallas' roster | 05/24/2014 12:32 PM
NewsESPNDallas reporter Todd Archer believes WR/KR Dwayne Harris' roster spot is in no danger.
ImpactHarris could be pushed out of the No. 4 wide receiver slot by rookie WR Devin Street, but Harris' value is as an elite special teams player. He is one of the best return men in the league, averaging 30.6 yards on kick returns and 12.8 on punt returns last season. Despite his real football value, Harris is only a rosterable fantasy asset in return yardage leagues.
Dwayne Harris underwent shoulder surgery | 01/10/2014 4:31 PM
NewsCowboys KR Dwayne Harris is recovering from shoulder surgery.
ImpactHarris had the operation just after the season and will be 100 percent well before training camp. Although Harris is not heavily utilized as a receiver by Dallas, he finished in the top three in the league in kick return average (30.6 yards) and punt returns (12.8). He is an elite special teams player.
Dwayne Harris back in practice | 12/26/2013 9:50 AM
NewsCowboys KR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) resumed practicing Wednesday.
ImpactHarris has missed the last two games, leaving Cole Beasley on punt returns and Michael Spurlock on kick returns. The Cowboys are going to need big plays out of special teams if they are going to upset the Eagles Sunday, so getting Harris right would be big. He ranks second in the NFL at 30.5 yards per kickoff return and has averaged a hefty 14.0 yards on his 17 punt returns.
Dwayne Harris ruled out for Week 16 | 12/20/2013 2:23 PM
NewsDwayne Harris (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 16.
ImpactHarris has been one of the NFL's top special teamers this season. He doubles as Dallas' No. 4 receiver. The Cowboys visit Washington this weekend.
Dwayne Harris ruled out for Week 15 | 12/13/2013 3:59 PM
NewsDwayne Harris (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 15 versus Green Bay.
ImpactHarris re-injured his hamstring in Monday night's loss to the Bears. He doesn't play much on offense but is the Cowboys' return man.
Dwayne Harris aggravated hamstring injury | 12/09/2013 10:46 PM
NewsDwayne Harris exited Monday night's game against the Bears after aggravating his hamstring injury and will not return.
ImpactHarris hasn't been playing offense but was handling return duties for Dallas.
Dwayne Harris active for MNF in Chicago | 12/09/2013 7:31 PM
NewsCowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) is active for Monday night's Week 14 game against the Bears.
ImpactHarris was the only Dallas player in question for the game. He'll occasionally work in as the No. 5 receiver and play on special teams. Inactive for the Cowboys are CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), DB Jakar Hamilton, LB Justin Durant, LB DeVonte Holloman, DE Everette Brown, LB Orie Lemon, and OT Darrion Weems.
Dwayne Harris (hamstring) listed questionable | 12/07/2013 2:14 PM
NewsDwayne Harris (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 14.
Brandon George on Twitter
ImpactHarris didn't practice all week, but managed to get in a limited session on Saturday. If active, he'll return to his role on special teams and see limited snaps as the No. 5 wideout.
Dwayne Harris done with hamstring injury | 11/24/2013 6:09 PM
NewsCowboys WR/KR Dwayne Harris is done for the day in Week 12 with a hamstring injury.
ImpactHe's been replaced by Terrance Williams on kick returns and Cole Beasley on punts. Harris is primarily a special teamer and reserve wideout.
Dwayne Harris exits with apparent head injury | 11/10/2013 9:09 PM
NewsDwayne Harris was forced from Sunday night's Week 10 game against the Saints with a neck/shoulder injury.
ImpactHarris was pushed out of bounds and took an elbow to the helmet from Cameron Jordan. He was able to walk off under his own power, but will be taken to the locker room for further examination. Harris has been a standout on special teams for the Cowboys this season and recovered a Darren Sproles fumble on a punt return before exiting.
Dwayne Harris catches game-winning TD | 11/03/2013 6:03 PM
NewsDwayne Harris caught two passes for 13 yards and one touchdown in Week 9 against the Vikings.
ImpactHarris reeled in both of his targets, including the game-winning seven-yard score over the middle on the Cowboys' final possession. He's still the No. 4 receiver, even with Miles Austin (hamstring) out and isn't a fantasy option.
Dwayne Harris (hip) listed probable for SNF | 10/11/2013 8:28 PM
NewsDwayne Harris (hip) remained limited in Friday's practice.
ImpactHarris will continue to play through a lingering hip injury and is officially listed as probable for Sunday night's game. With Miles Austin (hamstring, probable) returning this week, Harris will serve as the No. 4 receiver behind Terrance Williams.
Dwayne Harris has just one catch | 10/06/2013 8:13 PM
NewsDwayne Harris had just one catch for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Broncos.
ImpactHarris' hip issue may have been bothering him as he ceded slot snaps to Cole Beasley as the game wore on. And with Terrance Williams playing well, Harris can be dropped across the board.
Cowboys list Dwayne Harris as questionable | 10/05/2013 10:05 PM
NewsDwayne Harris (hip) is questionable for Week 5 against the Broncos.
ImpactHarris was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday, but there's been no indication he won't be available this week. With Miles Austin (groin) doubtful, Harris will serve as the No. 3 receiver behind Terrance Williams.
Dwayne Harris downgraded to limited Thu. | 10/03/2013 6:09 PM
NewsDwayne Harris (hip) was downgraded from "full" to "limited" on Thursday.
ImpactIt's likely just a precaution after Harris played through the injury in Week 4, though it's possible he tweaked it in Wednesday's practice. Even in the absence of Miles Austin, Harris was the Cowboys' clear No. 3 receiver last Sunday, catching just one pass as rookie Terrance Williams monopolized snaps opposite Dez Bryant.
Dwayne Harris held to one catch by Chargers | 09/29/2013 8:44 PM
NewsDwayne Harris caught one pass for 13 yards in Dallas' Week 4 loss to the Chargers.
ImpactHarris was targeted only twice, and was firmly behind rookie Terrance Williams on the depth chart in the absence of Miles Austin. The useful special teamer has five catches for 53 yards and a touchdown through four games. Williams' costly fumble this afternoon could have Harris in line for a bigger role in Week 5.
Dwayne Harris (hip) returns to practice | 09/27/2013 11:55 AM
NewsCowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hip) returned to practice Friday.
Calvin Watkins on Twitter
ImpactHarris is expected to play in Sunday's game after missing practice time earlier this week. Even with Miles Austin (hamstring) looking doubtful, he remains off the fantasy radar.
Dwayne Harris (hip) expected to play Sunday | 09/27/2013 11:00 AM
NewsCowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hip) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Bryan Broaddus on Twitter
ImpactHarris missed his second consecutive practice Thursday, but should be fine for Week 4. He could be asked to take on a bigger role with Miles Austin dealing with a hamstring injury. If Austin is inactive, Terrance Williams will start, with Harris playing the slot in three-wide sets.
Dwayne Harris misses practice Thursday | 09/26/2013 1:20 PM
NewsCowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hip) missed his second consecutive practice Thursday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHarris was in line for a bigger role in Week 4 with Miles Austin (hip) looking shaky, but it instead appears he's headed toward the pine. The Cowboys could be left with just Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley behind Dez Bryant on Sunday.
Dwayne Harris catches TD in Week 3 win | 09/22/2013 6:47 PM
NewsDwayne Harris caught a 24-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 win over St. Louis.
ImpactIt was Harris' lone target of the day. He ran right by Rams rookie SS T.J. McDonald on the score. Harris has four catches for 40 yards through three games. He was on the field more than usual after Miles Austin left with a hamstring injury.
Cowboys using Dwayne Harris at No. 4 WR/PR | 09/09/2013 1:35 PM
NewsThe Cowboys are using Dwayne Harris as a fourth receiver and special teamer.
ImpactRookie Terrance Williams is Dallas' third receiver behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. In Week 1 against the Giants, Harris had two catches for 12 yards, and 19 yards on two punt returns. Harris added three special teams tackles.
Dwayne Harris showing a ton of improvement | 05/22/2013 8:07 PM
NewsBryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com "honestly believes" Dwayne Harris has made the "biggest jump" as a receiver, along with Dez Bryant.
ImpactBroaddus, a former NFL personnel man, believes third-round WR Terrance Williams is going to have to have a "great" training camp to beat Harris out for No. 3 receiver duties. Harris has reportedly made great improvements with his route running and his overall catching ability. He's also noted as the team's best blocking receiver. Harris will be valuable in deeper leagues due to the Cowboys' high-volume passing attack.
Dwayne Harris still considered No. 3 receiver | 05/21/2013 10:28 AM
NewsESPN Dallas still considers Dwayne Harris the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver.
Impact"Harris is the No. 3 receiver, but rookie Terrance Williams wasn't drafted in the third round to sit the bench," writes Calvin Watkins. It's going to be a competition to keep an eye on. Harris came on down the stretch last season, catching 17 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown over the final seven games. In a high-volume passing attack, the No. 3 spot could yield some fantasy value.
Dwayne Harris penciled in as No. 3 wideout | 04/09/2013 11:23 AM
NewsDwayne Harris is penciled in as the Cowboys' No. 3 wideout.
Cowboys have 'high hopes' for Dwayne Harris | 02/25/2013 7:28 PM
NewsESPN Dallas' Todd Archer says owner Jerry Jones has "high hopes" for third-year receiver Dwayne Harris.
Todd Archer on Twitter
ImpactHarris opened the 2012 season at the bottom of the depth chart, but he moved ahead of Kevin Ogletree as the No. 3 receiver late in the year. He ended up reeling in all 17 of his passes in the final seven games, while averaging 13.1 yards per catch. Dallas is expected to continue to search for receivers, but Harris is slated as the third receiver at the moment.
Dwayne Harris has high-ankle sprain | 01/04/2013 10:11 AM
NewsCowboys WR Dwayne Harris sustained a high-ankle sprain in the season finale.
ImpactHarris had his lower left leg in a walking boot leaving the stadium. Like Miles Austin, he should be fine for offseason workouts as long as the injury doesn't linger. With Kevin Ogletree reaching free agency, Harris is the favorite to enter next season as the No. 3 receiver.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Receptions||3||vs. Hou||Week 5||4|
|Receiving Yards||56||vs. SF||Week 1||71|
|Receiving TD||0||14 times-last:at Phi||last:Week 15||1|
|Total Yards||65||vs. SF||Week 1||71|
|Total TD||0||14 times-last:at Phi||last:Week 15||1|
|Kick Returns||5||at Phi||Week 15||4|
|Kick Returns Yards||121||vs. Phi||Week 13||73|
|Kick Returns TD||0||14 times-last:at Phi||last:Week 15||0|
|Punt Returns||5||vs. Hou||Week 5||4|
|Punt Returns Yards||68||at NYG||Week 12||97|
|Punt Returns TD||0||14 times-last:at Phi||last:Week 15||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Rushing Yards||6||2013 (Dal)|
|Average (Yds/Carries)||6.0*||2013 (Dal)|
|Receiving Yards||222||2012 (Dal)|
|Average (Yds/Rec)||13.1*||2012 (Dal)|
|Receiving TD||2||2013 (Dal)|
|Total Yards||222||2012 (Dal)|
|Total TD||2||2013 (Dal)|