Tony Romo, Dwayne Harris have late connection

November, 4, 2013
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- After catching at least one pass in the first five games of the season, including a 24-yard touchdown against the St. Louis Rams, Dwayne Harris has become something of a forgotten man in the Dallas Cowboys’ passing game with the emergence of Cole Beasley.

Beasley caught six passes for 68 yards Sunday, but it was Harris who had the game-winning touchdown catch in the 27-23 victory against the Minnesota Vikings.

In fact Harris' only two catches of the game came on the final, 90-yard drive.

On the touchdown, the Vikings double-teamed Jason Witten, giving Harris one-on-one coverage underneath. As Tony Romo stepped up in the pocket, Harris broke free and was able to dive into the end zone.

“It was a little bit of a design of that play, but he does have a really good feel,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s a really good football player. You see that in the return game. You see that as he covers kicks. He just has a knack for playing the game and being productive. He and Tony certainly have a feel for each other and when it broke down, the found the open hole.”

It was Romo’s second touchdown pass of the game and 20th of the season. Romo now has six seasons with at least 20 touchdown passes. On his way to a franchise-record 36 touchdown passes in 2007, Romo had 23 touchdown passes in the first nine games. His 20 in the first nine games this year are the second-most of his career.

For the seventh time in his career Romo attempted 50 or more passes in a game. Sunday marked only the second time the Cowboys had one. They beat the Buffalo Bill on Oct. 8, 2007 in overtime when Romo completed 29 of 50 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns to go with five interceptions.

Romo had his 43rd 300-yard game with his 337 yards against the Vikings. The Cowboys are 27-16 when Romo throws for 300 yards.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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