The Cowboys finally have an NFC Player of the Week winner.
It’s second-year wide receiver
Harris now has two big returns in the last two games since the Cowboys have turned the punt return duties over to him, replacing
Harris has eight returns this year for 151 yards and an 18.9 yard average, which would be good enough for second in the NFL, just behind Buffalo’s Leodis McKelvin (19.5) if Harris had enough attempts to qualify.
But the big one occurred in Philadelphia in the early fourth when he went untouched down the left sideline for the touchdown, the first by the Cowboys since 2010 when Bryan McCann had a punt return for a score, and Bryant also had two that season as a rookie.
Harris, a standout receiver and returner at East Carolina, was 2009 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year, but did most of his damage on kick returns, where he had three touchdowns that season. Harris never scored off a punt return in college.
Harris becomes the first Cowboys player this year to win an NFC weekly honor and the first special teams winner since
In fact, Harris’ award extends the Cowboys streak to at least one special teams winner in each season since 2006, when Sam Hurd and Mat McBriar each won it during a week. Nick Folk,