Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 11/25/11
ARLINGTON – One of Jason Garrett’s best moves in the Cowboys’ 20-19 win over the Dolphins on Thursday was calling on Dez Bryant to return a punt late in the game. In his only special-teams appearance of the game, the second-year player notched a 20-yard return to the Dallas 36-yard line with 3 minutes left. The Cowboys then made the most of their best field position of the second half, marching 54 yards in 10 plays for Dan Bailey’s winning 28-yard field goal as time expired. The Cowboys entered the game averaging just 8.3 yards per punt return to rank 25th in the league. “We’re looking for spots (to give Bryant the ball),” Garrett said after the game. “You know we like to have different guys available. We used Felix (Jones) as our kick returner (against the Dolphins). Those guys are playmaking-type guys who certainly have a significant role on our offense. But when you get the ball in their hands that’s a good thing, and I thought Dez did a really nice job handling that.”
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