The Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran special teamer Micheal Spurlock. Spurlock has spent has NFL career with six different teams and played in nine games this season with the Detroit Lions. This season he has returned 15 kickoffs for 338 yards and 22 punts for 145 yards.
Spurlock is most known for his 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2007. He became the first player in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history to score via a kickoff return. In his eight-year career, Spurlock has returned two punts and three kickoffs for scores. The longest return he ever had was a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown when he played for the San Diego Chargers in 2012.
The coaching staff hopes that Spurlock can do a decent job in the absence of Dwayne Harris who is still recovering from a bad hamstring. Harris was having a career season; averaging 30.5 yards per kickoff return and winning the “NFC Special Teams player of the week” twice. Terrance Williams has taken care of the return duties in Harris’s absence but he is hampered by a bad hamstring as well.
These last two games of the season against Washington and Philadelphia are extremely important for Dallas as they need to win both games to have a chance to clinch the division. With all the struggles on offense and defense, the special teams unit needs to have a big game and it all starts with Micheal Spurlock.