MOVIN’ ON UP: Hairy (Dwayne) Harris ready for No. 3 role

Dallas' Kevin Ogletree (85) is rocked by a vicious hit by Cleveland's T.J.Ward - The Boys Are Back blog

IRVING, Texas – With Kevin Ogletree missing his second straight day of practice because of a concussion suffered Sunday, the Cowboys could be looking at Dwayne Harris as their No. 3 wide receiver against Washington.

Dallas Cowboys trainers help Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (85) off the field - The Boys Are Back blog

In the last three games Harris has made difference-making plays in the punt return game and against Cleveland he caught the first three passes of his career. He also drew a critical 35-yard pass interference penalty on the Cowboys’ game-tying drive in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris (17) vs Cleveland Browns - The Boys Are Back blog

“Anytime I get a chance to help the team any way I can, it’s always a good thing,” Harris said. “When my number’s called, I’ve got to do my job.”

Dallas Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris (17) cuts away from the pursuit - The Boys Are Back blog

“I think that he has just done a real good job understanding what his role is on this football team and really embracing it,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s made some big plays in the kicking game the last three weeks. He’s catching the ball on offense. We have a lot of confidence in him. Not afraid to put him out there.”

Harris can sense that faith from Tony Romo as well.

“Through the season we’ve always been talking,” Harris said. “In practice we talk. Me and him have a great understanding and I know he has confidence in me.”

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