Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Ryan Switzer made quite possibly the team’s most exciting play since running back Ezekiel Elliott began serving his suspension.
In the second quarter of the Cowboys’ Thursday Night Football matchup against the Washington Redskins, Switzer scored his first NFL touchdown and it brought some life to AT&T Stadium.
Switzer received a 55-yard punt and evaded the entire coverage team on his way to an 83-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 17-0 lead.
Ever seen an 11-man weave?
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Switzer was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft mostly to be a return specialist. Outside of a muffed punt in early October, Switzer has been solid but not spectacular. He has one punt return of more than 20 yards, and one kick return of more than 30.
However, he showed some eye-popping athleticism on that punt return. With a Cowboys receiving corps that is struggling to get separation down the field from opposing defensive backs, they may want to consider playing Switzer on offense. He did catch 96 passes for 1112 yards and 6 touchdowns his senior season at North Carolina.
The Cowboys need to take every step possible to try and inject some speed into their offense. They have scored 3 offensive touchdowns in their last four games.
They lead at halftime 17-7.