Desperate Giants Sign Former Cowboys WR

If you can't beat 'em, make 'em join you?

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dennis Houston has signed on the GIants practice squad.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Dennis Houston has signed on the GIants practice squad. / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are desperate to do anything they can to avoid being the laughing stock of the NFC East. And I get it, it must be tough having two Super Bowl contenders in your division.

That desperation has led to their latest roster move: signing former Cowboys wide receiver Dennis Houston to the practice squad.

The Cowboys waived Houston ahead of Tuesday's roster cut deadline, and fans fully believed he'd be back in Dallas on the practice squad, if we even wanted him there. After all, he hasn't really shown much to appear worthy of a waiver claim. And he did end up clearing waivers.

But then something switched up — the Giants decided to try to play spoiler. They swooped in and signed Houston to their practice squad.

Honestly, we don't need to be too concerned about losing Houston. He saw significant run in Week 1 last year, but by Week 3 he was off the active roster and never made it back. He wasn't especially good when he did see game action, and he had a pretty mediocre preseason.

What the Giants might be doing here is simply trying to gather intel on the Cowboys, pulling a move that's as old as football itself. Snapping up a former player from a division rival in hoping to get some sort of secret info that might help you out is pure desperation though.

How much of our Week 1 gameplan was put into place before roster cuts? Probably not a huge amount, since the focus was on preparing for the upcoming season and setting the roster.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Houston is gone from the Giants' practice squad in a couple weeks, since we play them in Week 1 but not again until mid-November. And with what Houston has shown, it's probably not worth keeping him around on the practice squad all year.

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