As the Cowboys look to fill the need at WR with the news of James Washington fracturing his foot last week, undrafted free agent Dennis Houston has continued to stand out during training camp.
Houston played college ball at Western Illinois. The undrafted rookie is battling for a spot on the roster. He is a player that has been making his case during camp.
Houston has now started to catch not only the attention of some coaches, but others have taken notice, including quarterback Dak Prescott. He recently said that Houston is where he expects him to be every play. He also loves to pick his brain and communication about things. “Tough, resilient player,” said Prescott.
We all heard Jerry Jones say he believes in his young guys, and Houston is one of them. During his senior season with the Leathernecks, he caught 90 passes for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns. He even poured out 237 yards against Ball State.
I'll be honest until Washington went down, I had no idea who Houston was. I started diving into the depth at the position and heard he was starting to impress.
As mentioned before, until we see some game action from these players, it is hard to predict who will help the receiver group. Houston is doing all the right things as a UDFA to claim a roster spot.
Cowboys rookie WR Dennis Houston pic.twitter.com/CBCUqILyWa
CeeDee Lamb and Jalen Tolbert. Those are the two who are WR1 and WR2, but who comes after? This answer might not be answered by the time Michael Gallup returns a few weeks after the regular season.
Let's keep our eyes on this as the first few games of preseason roll around. Until late last week, I did not even know who Houston was, but from the sound of things, he may be seeing first-team reps more than Noah Brown. Time will tell, but this is something to keep on the radar.