Mandatory Credit: Photo by Darron Cummings/AP/Shutterstock (12581225cf) Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) plays against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis Titans Colts Football, Indianapolis, United States – 31 Oct 2021
The Dallas Cowboys have signed former four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton to a contract for the rest of the season.
Hilton is being added to a receiver room that could use some extra depth. Without much reliable production coming from some offseason additions, such as James Washington and third-round pick Jalen Tolbert, they could use an experienced guy who has seen his fair share of success.
After the Cowboys became concerned about Odell Beckham Jr.’s health, it became unlikely they would sign him. However, Dallas still needed to find an extra spark for the group where the only consistent contributor so far this season has been CeeDee Lamb.
Hilton, 33, is a 10 year NFL veteran who has spent his entire career to this point with the Indianapolis Colts. He was once considered one of the best receivers in the NFL, even leading the league in receiving yards in 2016 with Andrew Luck under center. However, since Luck retired, the Colts have not been able to find any consistency at the quarterback position, and it has been a contributing factor to Hilton’s dip in production. He is coming off three straight seasons where his numbers have regressed significantly.
However, Hilton will be able to provide some much-needed veteran leadership in a relatively young wide receiver room. Hilton can play in the slot and on the outside, giving the Cowboys some versatility lining up.
Dallas is preparing to take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville this Sunday.