Dallas Cowboys WR Hilton Expected to Debut in Week 16

The Dallas Cowboys should see their shiny new toy in action right in time for the holidays. Speaking on 105.3 The Fan, owner Jerry Jones said that recently acquired wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will be active for Saturday's NFC East showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles and should be in line for a significant role.

The Cowboys signed Hilton to a one-year, $2.9 million deal earlier in December. He was inactive for Week 15, so tomorrow's Week 16 matchup will be his first appearance since Week 18 of the 2021 regular season and his first appearance without an Indianapolis Colts uniform.

Hilton is a luxury addition for an already excellent Cowboys offense. He'll likely fall behind at least CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Dalton Schultz, and possibly even Noah Brown in target priority, but he could provide valuable depth should injuries mount. The Cowboys have already had plenty of success this year without Hilton; they've scored the third-most points in the league this season despite starting quarterback Dak Prescott missing five games with a hand injury.

Hilton joins the Cowboys following 11 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He was one of the league's elite wide receivers from 2013 to 2018, earning four Pro Bowls, notching five seasons with 1000+ receiving yards, and even leading the league in receiving yards in 2016. Those days are long gone; Hilton has averaged 45.5 receiving yards per game over his last three seasons. He still has every chance to become a valuable role player on the Cowboys.

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