Former Oklahoma State linebacker Justin Phillips made one of the defensive plays of the preseason on Saturday night when he grabbed this ridiculous over-the-shoulder interception that would rival most wide receivers.
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) August 18, 2019
Justin Phillips just wanted it more 😤
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 18, 2019
In four years at Oklahoma State, Phillips grabbed three interceptions including two for touchdowns in 2017.
The rookie LB also added four tackles in the Cowboys’ 14-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Phillips has had an up-and-down summer. After the (OSU) Cowboys’ leading tackler went undrafted this past spring he signed as a free agent with Dallas only to be cut before the start of training camp.
But two weeks ago the Cowboys, in need of depth at linebacker, brought in a handful of prospects to work out. Phillips apparently won that audition and was given a second shot to stick in Dallas.
Phillips still has a ways to go to before he earns a spot on the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, but buzz-worthy highlight plays never hurt.