2. Dennis Houston, WR
A product of Western Illinois, Dennis Houston has come out of nowhere and turned into a fan favorite. He’s also quickly becoming a favorite for Dak Prescott — and anytime you can befriend the star quarterback, that’s a good thing.
Houston has been making one catch after another as the 6-foot-1, 198-pounder has proven he can get the job done when called upon.
Despite being someone Prescott is comfortable with, and even with all the attention he’s been getting, Houston is far from a lock to make this team.
Right now, Dallas has several players they like at the position, who they have been developing for longer than Houston. One of those is Noah Brown, who is entering his fifth season in the NFL. A former seventh-round pick, Brown has also been rising to the occasion and has NFL experience the coaching staff will favor while James Washington and Michael Gallup are still recovering from injuries.
Beyond Brown, there’s Simi Fehoko and T.J. Vasher who are both entering the second season in the NFL — and with Dallas.
Those three wideouts will be behind No. 1 receiver CeeDee Lamb as well as rookie third-round pick Jalen Tolbert. Throw in former USFL return man KaVontae Turpin and fellow undrafted free agent Ty Fryfogle and Houston will have a hard time making the cut, especially given Gallup and Washington will eventually return.