Cowboys draft history: Best 21st century draft picks from each round

Round by round the best picks of the 21st century the Cowboys have selected.
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Best Sixth-Round Selection: Dwayne Harris, WR/KR

We can always appreciate the importance of good, special teams. Just ask the 2010 San Diego Chargers. The addition of Dwayne Harris gave the Cowboys the spark they needed in the return game.

Coming out of East Carolina. The Cowboys selected Harris in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Harris initially saw action as a wide receiver but was released mid-way through his rookie season. The Cowboys would eventually resign him towards the end of his rookie season. 

In 2012 Harris began to make his impact on special teams. The highlight of his 2012 season was in a week ten win against the Eagles in which Harris had his first career punt return for a touchdown, followed by a 78-yard return in the fourth quarter to help the Cowboys win. Harris finished second in 2012 in punt return yard average (16.1 yards). 

In four seasons (2011-2014) with Dallas, Harris had two punt return touchdowns, three seasons with 250 plus punt return yards and was named special teams player of the week four times. 

Considered to be one of the best special team players in franchise history, Harris left the Cowboys as their all-time leader in kickoff return yard average (26.5 yards) and the single-season average kick return yards in 2013 (30.6 yards). 

Runner Up: Anthony Brown