Jerry Jones apparently still loves a splash, even after spending the immediate aftermath of Odell Beckham Jr.’s visit to the Dallas Cowboys leaking information that tanked his value.
No NFL team has made a move on OBJ thus far, with the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly keeping in contact with the mercurial wideout even after Cowboys star Micah Parsons confirmed signing the veteran would be more of a 2023 move.
While Beckham’s recovery from an ACL tear was dicey enough to give even the King of the Marquee pause (as well as the Giants and Bills, both still silent), and Noah Brown’s performance on Sunday against the Texans merited mention for its clutchness, it was apparently pretty appealing for Jones to do something absurd with his wide receiver corps on Monday.
The Cowboys are reportedly signing former Colts star TY Hilton, as the wide receiver’s reps confirmed to NFL insiders Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater on Monday afternoon.
Hilton’s “free agency tour” was much quieter; he’s reportedly in the building as we speak and ready to go.
Dallas Cowboys sign TY Hilton for wide receiver help. No Odell Beckham Jr.
Hilton, as good as retired in our mind’s eye as recently as this morning, racked up 9,691 yards for his career in Indianapolis, making the Pro Bowl in four consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2017.
Long past the point of taking the top off the defense all by himself, The Ghost can still gallop from time to time, snagging 23 balls for 331 yards in 2021, his best yards per reception mark (14.4) since the 2018 season.
With just four games to go in Dallas’ season, it will be difficult for Hilton to work his way up the depth chart past Brown and secure the 309 yards he needs to hit the 10,000 plateau. Perhaps that means a return engagement could be in the works for 2023, as well, once Beckham will be an option once more.
Wither Jalen Tolbert and James Washington?