Dallas Cowboys: Should the Dallas Cowboys trade for T.Y. Hilton?


The Dallas Cowboys could look to bolster their passing attack with Elliott suspended. Trading for T.Y. Hilton is a possibility as the trade deadline looms.

The NFL trade deadline (Tuesday 4 P.M. EST) is quickly approaching and teams are now just making their assets available. The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the franchises moving the needle when it comes to trade rumors and there is no player on their roster capable of being moved bigger than star wide receiver, TY Hilton.

Hilton has been the best wide receiver for the Colts for several years now. He has had over 1,000 yards for the last four seasons (excluding 2017) and has had five or more touchdowns in that time frame.

The 27-year-old receiver is 5’9 and a bonafide deep threat. The only reason his production has been so lacking as of late is because of an injury to franchise quarterback, Andrew Luck.

Now Colts backup quarterback, Jacoby Brissett is not a bad player he is just not as effective at getting Hilton the ball as Luck has been throughout his career. The Dallas Cowboys should not just want this guy, they need him (or a player like him).

The Cowboys have gone a couple of seasons without a true deep threat and at the beginning, we thought guys like Cole Beasley or Ryan Switzer would be those players, and that did not happen.

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We have seen the emergence of Brice Butler as he continues to turn heads albeit inconsistently. Terrance Williams has likely been the biggest disappointment in terms of production versus position.

Williams is supposed to be the number two wide receiver in this offense, however, he is truly more of a three or four. Williams is a solid player but he does not have game breaking speed and is not a factor in the fourth quarter.

Hilton, on the other hand, would give Dallas Cowboys franchise quarterback, Dak Prescott one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL. Hilton can burn defensive backs and when paired with the physicality of Dez Bryant those two could become a nightmare tandem for defenses around the NFL.

Whether or not Ezekiel Elliott will be on the field will also play a large role in any decision to bring in offensive talent. If Dak has to carry the load for this team on offense, he needs a new weapon.

So if Hilton is so great why would Indianapolis give him up? Well, the Colts are in somewhat of a rebuilding phase now. Their franchise quarterback will likely be shut down for the year as he continues to rehab and heal from a shoulder injury.

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Defensively the team is a nightmare but the biggest factor heading into the 2018 season for the Colts will be building an offensive line. Any picks that can contribute to that would be of great help to the organization and the Cowboys could look to add the speedster for the cost of a mid/late round pick.

Hilton would be well worth whatever the Cowboys have to pay to acquire the talented wide receiver as he is likely the best option on the market. If the Dallas Cowboys are going to rely on their passing game adding another elite player at the wide receiving position is a must.