When the cap-strapped Dallas Cowboys let Kevin Ogletree walk in free agency, they were opening the door for Dwayne Harris to become the team's permanent third option at wide receiver. Now we'll likely have a chance to see if the 2011 sixth-round pick out of East Carolina can emerge in the same way Laurent Robinson did two years ago.
On paper, there's reason to be excited.
Ogltree received 474 snaps last year, which was nearly twice the amount Harris was in for (264), per Pro Football Focus. But when both were active and healthy during the final four weeks of the year, Harris began getting more reps than his veteran teammate. In that time frame, Harris was on the field for 108 snaps, while Ogletree saw 95.
Harris was targeted 14 times during that stretch, catching as many passes (nine) as Ogletree had thrown his way. He also caught a touchdown pass and scored on a critical punt return, for what it's worth. Ogletree dropped three passes, while Harris had just a single drop.