IRVING, Texas -- Last season Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris averaged 12.8 yards per punt return and 30.6 yards per kickoff return. He was the only returner in the NFL in the top five in both categories.
Through two preseason games Harris has just one punt return attempt, good for 7 yards, and no kickoff returns.
"Special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, is kind of saving me I guess for the San Fran game," Harris said. "He doesn't want me to get hurt, so we'll see what happens. I'm pretty sure he'll put me back there a couple of times (in the preseason). I don't know when, but I'm pretty sure it will be soon."
Harris is a dynamic returner. He won the first meeting against the Washington Redskins with an 86-yard punt return for a score and a 90-yard kickoff return that was turned into a touchdown two plays later.
"I don't need many reps at it as a returner," Harris said. "I think when you get the ball in your hands your instincts just take over anyway. It takes the guys up front to get used to blocking and seeing how I still return it."