Dwayne Harris gets another challenge

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris is second in the NFL in punt (16.3) and kickoff (35.1) return averages.

Last week, Harris fielded one kick for 39 yards and five punts for just 23 yards with two fair catches against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were trying to pin Harris to the sidelines with high punts forcing him to call for a fair catch or get a small gain on the return.

"They were just trying to pin me close to the sidelines," Harris said of the Eagles. "I think they were really trying to kick if out of bounds."

This Sunday the Cowboys face the Detroit Lions.

Rookie punter Sam Martin has the fourth best net average in the league at 48.2 yards and he's got 24 touchbacks, tied for ninth.

Harris, twice-named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, has become a marked man due to his success.

"I don't think people take the ball out," Harris said of the Lions' kickoffs. "It's an indoor facility, so it's no weather thing."

Harris has produced a solid season with long kick returns of 90, 35 and 33 yards. On punts, Harris scored on a 86-yard touchdown and also had 38- and 22-yard returns.