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Dwayne Harris | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 202
College: East Carolina
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Newly-signed WR/KR Dwayne Harris hopes to be more involved as a receiver with the Giants.
Harris only caught 33 passes in four years with the Cowboys, but the $7.1 million guaranteed he got this offseason suggests the Giants think he can be more than just a return man. The problem is Harris couldn't beat out Cole Beasley for slot duties in Dallas, and unless Victor Cruz (knee) is unable to return to full strength, Harris will struggle to find targets. Harris is a long shot to make a fantasy impact this season. Apr 25 - 12:17 PM

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Coach Tom Coughlin envisions Dwayne Harris as a blocking wide receiver.

Coughlin compared him to Super Bowl hero David Tyree. Like Harris, Tyree was mostly used on special teams. Harris played 160 snaps on offense for Dallas in 2014, but his role will likely expand in New York, especially with Victor Cruz's availability in doubt. Harris made 11 special teams tackles in 2014. He's a quicker-than-fast slot receiver type on offense.
Mar 25 - 12:55 PM

Giants signed WR Dwayne Harris, formerly of the Cowboys, to a five-year, $17.5 million deal.

The contract includes an eye-popping $7.1 million guaranteed. Harris isn't much of a receiver — he has 33 catches in four years — but is one of the league's best special teams players. He can also be utilized as a gadget player on offense. Harris turns 28 in September.
Mar 10 - 4:43 PM

Dwayne Harris caught 1-of-2 targets for 56 yards in Dallas' Week 1 loss, adding one rush for nine yards.

In a new wrinkle to the Cowboys' offense, Harris played a few snaps in the backfield. It's something for opposing defenses to think about, but not fantasy owners. Harris remains well off the radar.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:15:00 PM

ESPN Dallas believes WR/KR Dwayne Harris' roster spot is not in danger.

Harris could be pushed for the No. 4 receiver role by rookie Devin Street, but his 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 deeper return-yardage leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, May 24, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Cowboys KR Dwayne Harris is recovering from right shoulder surgery.

Harris 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.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Cowboys KR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) resumed practicing Wednesday.

Harris has missed the last two games, leaving Cole Beasley on punt returns and Micheal 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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Dwayne Harris (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Harris 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.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Dwayne Harris (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 15 versus Green Bay.

Harris 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.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Dwayne Harris exited Monday night's game against the Bears after aggravating his hamstring injury and will not return.

Harris hasn't been playing offense but was handling return duties for Dallas.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) is active for Monday night's Week 14 game against the Bears.

Harris 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.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:31:00 PM

Dwayne Harris (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Harris 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.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 02:14:00 PM

Cowboys WR/KR Dwayne Harris is done for the day in Week 12 with a hamstring injury.

He's been replaced by Terrance Williams on kick returns and Cole Beasley on punts. Harris is primarily a special teamer and reserve wideout.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Dwayne Harris was forced from Sunday night's Week 10 game against the Saints with a neck/shoulder injury.

Harris 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. He was cleared to return in the second quarter.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 09:09:00 PM

Dwayne Harris caught two passes for 13 yards and one touchdown in Week 9 against the Vikings.

Harris 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.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 06:03:00 PM

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