At the moment, the Dallas Cowboys have three receivers we’re certain will make the roster: CeeDee Lamb, Jalen Tolbert and Michael Gallup. James Washington and Noah Brown are also likely to make the team but are far from roster locks.

With Gallup still going through rehab, he could be an early candidate for the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list. Meaning until he’s able to come back, he wouldn’t count against the final 53-man roster. Depending on the progression of his health.

What this means is the competition for the final WR 1-2 spots will be highly competitive. Simi Fehoko is an early favorite, with all the attribute you can ask for, and second-year players TJ Vasher and Brandon Smith have both been making plays in OTA’s.

We’re getting closer and closer to training camp, and preseason football. All the competition at WR is getting even more interesting with a dark horse, undrafted free agent. One who is making plays and impressions.

Dennis Houston is an undrafted rookie free agent from Western Illinois, and a Texas native (San Antonio). While playing for the Leathernecks, he finished his career with 169 receptions, 2,031 yards and 11 touchdowns and multiple All-American teams.

Following his three seasons in Macomb, he declared his name for the NFL Draft. Despite not performing at the NFL Scouting Combine, he performed well at the College Gridiron Showcase.

Houston is getting plenty of reps with Lamb, Gallup, Washington and Brown not practicing. Reps with the first-team offense, creating a repour with QB Dak Prescott.

It’s unlikely that many of these young receivers, aside of Tolbert, will see heavy playing time during the regular season, but getting these reps allows for someone like Houston to make as big an impact as early as possible.

If the Dallas Cowboys are going to hold onto seven receivers on the roster again, it gives Houston a real shot. In the same breathe as Cole Beasley or Lucky Whitehead, their early impressions made it hard for the Cowboys to justify not keeping them. It looks like the young playmaker could be next in line.

TJ Vasher and other receivers like Brandon Smith and Simi Fehoko won’t make it easy. The good news for Houston is his early success’s are going to give him plenty of looks in August.

If he keeps making plays and progressing, Houston might be too good to let go. Even in an attempt to stash him on the practice squad. This receiver’s room is wide open.

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