Even at an advanced NFL age, Justin Houston would provide value to a Dallas Cowboys squad in perpetual assistance of defensive firepower.
For that reason, Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon grouped the Cowboys among five “logical landing spots” for the four-time Pro Bowl free-agent edge rusher, along with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City Chiefs — Houston’s former team.
Justin Houston might not have a whole lot left at age 32, but the four-time Pro Bowler has put up at least eight sacks in each of the last four seasons with the Chiefs and Colts.
The key is you can no longer consider him an every-down player after he was on the field for just 59 percent of Indy’s defensive snaps despite starting 16 games in 2020. But there’s little reason to believe he can’t continue to serve as an effective situational pass-rusher for a contending team that has some money to spend on a short-term deal.