6'0'' / 234 lbs
Harper is expected to see more defensive snaps this season with 2023 third-round pick DeMarvion Overshown (knee) now out for the season, Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' website reports.
Overshown suffered an ACL tear in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks, taking a big piece out of Dallas' linebacking corps. Leighton Vander Esch and Damone Clark are expected to be the Cowboys' primary starters in the middle of the defense, but Harper and Jabril Cox will now pick up the slack from Overshown's loss. Harper, a sixth-round pick out of Oklahoma State in 2022, played only three games as a rookie due to an Achilles injury and was limited to exclusively special-teams duty, and he's likely behind Cox in the pecking order for defensive snaps.
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Harper, who was placed on injured reserve last October with an Achilles injury, participated in training camp practice Thursday, K.D. Drummond of Cowboys Wire reports.
Harper played exclusively on special teams last year but played in just three games before landing on injured reserve while dealing with an Achilles injury. Now that he's healthy, Harper will look to resume that special teams role while competing for a depth spot at linebacker.
The Cowboys designated Harper (Achilles) to return from injured reserve Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Harper, who's been on injured reserve with an Achilles injury since Oct. 29, can now resume practicing ahead of Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the 49ers. The rookie linebacker will have 21 days for a potential activation to Dallas' active roster, though he'd likely operate in a strict special-teams role off the bat.