The Cowboys’ wide receiver group will look very different at the start of the 2022 football season. Cedrick Wilson and Amari Cooper, who were integral to Dallas’ offense last year, have been released.
Although the Cowboys brought back Michael Gallup and signed James Washington, 25, to a one year deal, they could still use a more experienced wideout to complete their team.
The Dallas Cowboys would love to have a veteran presence among their wide receiver corps, and former Colts pass-catcher T.Y. Hilton is the right person for the job.
According to Alex Ballentine from Bleacher Report, The Cowboys were linked to Hilton for a budget deal. Here are the reasons why Hilton would make a good fit.
“They still need another set of hands to work in the fields and move the chains. T.Y. Hilton has had to deal with injuries in the past, but this is a position he could excel in.
“Adding a veteran such as Hilton would be a good idea. He’s not going break the bank considering the receivers still available.”
Hilton’s contract prediction with the Cowboys is $5.5 million for one year, which is more than fair considering the potential upside.
Hilton played all of his 10-year Colts career, but he made it clear that he won’t be returning to Indy.
“Would it be a great place to end my career?” Hilton stated this offseason that “absolutely,” which also opened the door to other teams.Hilton said, “I am a free agent. If you want me, come get me.”
Hilton just finished a year in which he had to be numb but still managed 23 catches for 331 yards and three touchdowns over 10 games. Hilton has appeared in 35 games over the past three seasons and has accumulated 124 catches for 1,594 yard and 13 touchdowns.
Hilton will be 33 years old next season, but he still wants to contribute and play on a contender.
“T.Y. “T.Y. He’s smarter than any player I’ve ever seen. He knows how to play the game. His skill set may not be the same as it was three to four years ago, but his intuitions and his understanding of what’s going on… he knows how he plays.”Colts general manager Chris Ballard said
The Cowboys traded Amari Cooper from the Cowboys to the Browns in this offseason. Cedrick Wilson Jr. also walked in free agency and joined the Dolphins with a three-year contract valued at $22.05 million.
After the shakeup of the wide receiver room, Cowboys quarterback Dak Preston has no doubt that Lamb will be his top choice.
Prescott stated, “Yeah. There is no doubt that he is.” “Looking at CeeDee’s first two years, it’s thrilling to see how much he has accomplished. He’s just scratched the surface. To be the man, to be the main man I know he is going to be ready to do it.
Lamb has 1,037 yards and 11 touchdowns in his two first seasons in the league, but has also shown the upside that earned him the first-round selection. After a torn ACL, Michael Gallup will be fully back in full health and the Cowboys will get an additional boost. This offseason, the Cowboys signed Gallup to a $62.5 million five-year contract.
Gallup had hoped that he would be available from the start of the season. However, it is now looking less likely. After four disappointing seasons in Pittsburgh, James Washington signed with Dallas this offseason.