Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Cowboys' Dwayne Harris ready to return?
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – Lost amid the talk of Jon Kitna’s return to the Dallas Cowboys is apparently a much more important return for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles: Dwayne Harris.
To make room for Kitna, the Cowboys released wide receiver/return specialist Micheal Spurlock, which must mean Harris will be able to return after missing the past two games with a hamstring strain.
Harris is averaging 30.5 yards per kick return and 14 yards per punt return on the season. He had an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown on Oct, 13 against the Washington Redskins and also had a 90-yard kick return. He returned from a one-game absence with a hamstring injury on Dec. 9 against the Chicago Bears, but aggravated the injury on a 43-yard return.
While Spurlock had a 62-yard punt return last week against the Redskins that set up the Cowboys’ first touchdown, the return game has struggled without Harris. Spurlock averaged just 17 yards per kickoff return versus the Redskins. Terrance Williams averaged 23.7 yards per kick return but had a fumble against the Oakland Raiders that was returned for a touchdown. Cole Beasley averaged just 6.8 yards per punt return.