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Special teams star Harris leaves Dallas for New York Giants

Dwayne Harris had seven receiving touchdowns and two punt returns for touchdowns during his stay in Dallas.
Dwayne Harris had seven receiving touchdowns and two punt returns for touchdowns during his stay in Dallas. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys will have a new kick/ punt returner in 2015.

Dwayne Harris announced on Twitter that he is signing with the New York Giants after spending his first four professional seasons with the Cowboys.

Harris, 27, received a deal slighlty more lucrative than the one Cole Beasley received from the Cowboys last week. The Giants signed Harris to a five-year, $17.5 million deal with a $4 million signing bonus and $7.1 million guaranteed.

Harris played a key role in the Cowboys special teams, both as the return man and gunner. He averaged 24.7 yards on kick returns and 9.2 yards on punt returns in the regular season.

Harris, a sixth-round draft pick in 2011 out of East Carolina, also added seven catches for 116 yards in the passing game.

Harris did not score a touchdown in 2014, though. For his career with the Cowboys, he had two punt returns for scores as well as three receiving touchdowns.

“Will miss all my friends and family in Dallas but will miss the fans even more had a great 4yrs here,” Harris wrote on his Twitter account, @D_Harris17.

The Cowboys will be on the lookout for a new returner either in free agency or the draft.

Drew Davison, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @drewdavison

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