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Cowboys Sign T.Y. Hilton

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The Dallas Cowboys continue to court free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but that isn’t stopping them from adding to their wide receiver depth as they have signed veteran wideout T.Y. Hilton.

The Cowboys guaranteed Hilton $600,000 over the final four weeks of the regular season and Hilton will count $800,000 against the cap. Additionally, Hilton can earn $50,000 for each regular-season game he is on the 46-man roster.

“The timing is right,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “He’s ready to go. He’s an excellent addition, especially at this time of year.”

Hilton, who has spent 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, has not played with a team this season, and had hauled in only 23 receptions for 331 yards and 3 touchdowns last season for Indianapolis.

“I think as you view this thing as this push through December and into January, the availability for guys is obviously going to be smaller and smaller so for us to have a guy like T.Y. available, he can come in here and he’s going to be able to deal with the transition it will take this late in the season,” Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said. “As a veteran he knows ball. He’s really, really smart. To have a guy like that, he’ll be able to handle the transition really, really well and provide some depth. We’ll see where all the roles transpire.”

Hilton caught 631 passes for 9,691 yards and 53 touchdowns and is a four-time Pro Bowler.

 

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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