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Top Dennis Houston News

  • Giants' Dennis Houston: Inks reserve/future deal with G-Men

    The Giants signed Houston to a reserve/future contract Monday.

    Houston had an excellent senior season for Western Illinois in 2022, recording 1,015 yards and six touchdowns on 90 catches and adding 63 yards and two scores on five carries. The wideout's lone NFL regular-season action to date came in 2022, when he caught two passes on six targets for 16 yards over two games with Dallas. Houston spent most of last season on the Giants' practice squad and was elevated in Week 17 but didn't see any action. With the reserve/future contract, he'll have a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp this summer.

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  • Dennis Houston: Returns to practice squad

    The Giants reverted Houston to their practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Houston got his first elevation of the season ahead of Sunday's loss to the Rams, but he ended up as an inactive for the contest. The Giants have a healthy wide-receiver corps heading into their regular-season finale, so Houston may not be among the team's priorities for another elevation.

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  • Giants' Dennis Houston: Active roster bound

    The Giants elevated Houston to their active roster Saturday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    The 24-year-old wideout's elevation could be an indication that Wan'Dale Robinson (quadriceps, questionable) is leaning toward not suiting up Sunday. Houston most recently appeared in an NFL game in 2022 with the Cowboys, and he'll likely get the chance to contribute to the Giants' special teams unit in Week 17.

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  • Dennis Houston: Lands on New York's practice squad

    Houston was added to the Giants' practice squad Thursday, Michael Elsen of the team's official site reports.

    Houston was waived by the Cowboys on Tuesday after spending most of the 2022 season on Dallas' practice squad. He'll work to acclimate himself to the Giants' playbook as he awaits an opportunity to be moved up to the team's active roster.

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  • Dennis Houston: Doesn't make final cut

    Houston was waived by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Houston spent the majority of last season on Dallas' practice squad, and there's a good chance the 24-year-old returns there again. The Western Illinois product did suit up twice in 2022 for the team though, recording two catches on six targets for 16 yards.

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  • Cowboys' Dennis Houston: Sticks with Dallas

    Dallas signed Houston to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

    Houston signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Western Illinois last spring and made Dallas' initial 53-man roster at the conclusion of the preseason. He caught two of five targets for 16 yards in a Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay but failed to secure his lone target in Week 2 and was then waived ahead of Michael Gallup's (ankle) season debut. After clearing waivers, Houston latched on with the Cowboys' practice squad and spent the remainder of the campaign there. With his new deal, Houston will be able to stick around the organization and look to stake a more permanent claim to a roster spot in 2023.

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  • Dennis Houston: Returns to Dallas

    Houston signed with the Cowboys' practice squad Thursday.

    Houston initially joined Dallas as an undrafted free agent out of Western Illinois and caught two of five passes for 16 yards in Week 1. However, the 23-year-old failed to haul in his lone target while playing 32 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps in Week 2 and was waived by the team Tuesday. With No. 2 wideout Michael Gallup (knee) likely set to return Monday, Houston will serve as a potential gameday elevation should Dallas' receiving corps sustain any further injuries this season.

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  • Dennis Houston: Goes to waivers

    Dallas waived Houston on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The undrafted rookie out of Western Illinois earned a spot on the Cowboys' 53-man roster with an impressive offseason, but with Michael Gallup (knee) nearing a return, Houston was let go. Unless he's claimed by another team during the current waiver period, he'll become an unrestricted free agent, though he could find a spot on a practice squad.

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  • Cowboys' Dennis Houston: Quiet pro debut

    Houston caught two of five passes for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

    The Tampa Bay secondary focused its attention on CeeDee Lamb (2-29-0 on a team-high 11 targets), but Houston wasn't able to do much against lesser coverage. The undrafted rookie earned a spot on the roster with a strong offseason, but with Dak Prescott (hand) now set to miss multiple weeks and Cooper Rush taking over under center, the entire Cowboys passing game figures to take a big step back. Houston also will face additional competition for snaps and targets once Michael Gallup (knee) is cleared to play, something that could happen as soon as Week 2 against the Bengals.

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  • Cowboys' Dennis Houston: Two grabs Friday

    Houston caught two of three targets for 25 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

    The undrafted rookie free agent out of Western Illinois caught passes from two different quarterbacks on the night, connecting with Will Grier on an eight-yard reception late in the first quarter before helping set up the eventual game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter with a 17-yard catch from Ben DiNucci. The fact that Houston was still on the field that late in the contest suggests he's on the roster bubble, but he's been impressing the coaching staff since OTAs and has helped his case with some strong work on special teams. If Houston does make the Week 1 roster, he'll be fighting with Jalen Tolbert, Noah Brown (toe), Simi Fehoko and KaVontae Turpin for snaps and targets behind CeeDee Lamb (foot) in a patchwork receiving corps that will eventually get reinforcements in the form of Michael Gallup (knee) and James Washington (foot).

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  • Cowboys' Dennis Houston: Still making impact in practice

    Houston ended Thursday's joint practice with the Chargers by catching a Hail Mary pass from Dak Prescott for a touchdown, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The undrafted rookie out of Western Illinois has been making a name for himself since OTAs, and Houston connecting with Prescott on a big play -- even if it's in practice -- can only help his chances of making the final roster. What's working in Houston's favor even more is the health of the rest of the Cowboys' wide receiver corps. Michael Gallup (knee) and James Washington (foot) are set to miss the beginning of the regular season, while CeeDee Lamb and Noah Brown are both dealing with minor toe/foot issues. That leaves Houston competing primarily with Simi Fehoko and KaVontae Turpin for snaps on offense behind 2022 third-round pick Jalen Tolbert.

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  • Cowboys' Dennis Houston: Making good early impression

    Houston drew praise from both head coach Mike McCarthy and teammate CeeDee Lamb on Tuesday, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    In the wake of a foot injury to James Washington that could keep him sidelined until mid-October, the Cowboys' depth chart at wide receiver suddenly seems perilously thin behind Lamb. Team owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday he was "satisfied" with the team's depth and felt "no urgency" to go out and sign a veteran, however, and Houston's emergence may have something to do with that. The undrafted rookie out of Western Illinois has been standing out to the coaching staff since OTAs, and Lamb has noticed too, noting how "smooth he is in and out of his breaks" Houston isn't likely to force his way into a starting role, but he appears to be doing everything necessary to win a roster spot.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Hood, TX
Age: 24
School: W. Illinois
Experience: 1