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Harris Nabs Second NFC Special Teams Award

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 13:  Dwayne Harris #17 of the Dallas Cowboys beats out  Bryan Kehl #53 of the Washington Redskins and  Rob Jackson #50 of the Washington Redskins to score a touchdown on a kick-off return on October 13, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dwayne Harris beats out Bryan Kehl to score a touchdown on a kick-off return. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Dwayne Harris had a special performance on Sunday night against the Redskins. For the second time this season, the NFL is recognizing him for his efforts.

The NFL named Harris the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season after the wide receiver compiled 222 return yards in the Cowboys 31-16 win.

Harris’ night included an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter, which extended the Dallas lead to 14-3. Tony Romo converted a third quarter drive which began with a 90-yard kickoff return by Harris.

Harris became just the third player in NFL history to have punt and kick returns of 85-plus-yard in the same game. His total of 222 return yards is the fourth-most in franchise history.

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