Colts could allegedly lose TY Hilton to the Dallas Cowboys

Colts WR TY Hilton (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Colts WR TY Hilton (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Longtime Indianapolis Colts receiver, TY Hilton, is currently a free agent and is reportedly garnering interest from the Dallas Cowboys.

After 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, TY Hilton could be trading in his Colts’ uniform for a different shade of blue and white, after reports surfaced that the free-agent receiver has allegedly had talks with the Dallas Cowboys.

After Indy’s season ended, Hilton openly contemplated retirement. It’s not clear if that is still an option but Hilton has been open about his desire to play again.

First, it was Indianapolis’ general manager, Chris Ballard, who announced at the Combine that Hilton was still interested in playing. Then, Hilton went on NFL Network to tell all teams that he is a free agent and if they want him, to come get him.

That opened up the prospect that Colts fans may have to see TY Hilton put on a different jersey than the Indianapolis one he wore his entire career. Now, this Cowboys rumor makes that an even stronger possibility.

During an episode of “The Pat McAfee Show,” McAfee was running down the many things that were unfolding during free agency and he mentioned that Hilton allegedly had talks with Dallas.

Cowboys may steal TY Hilton away from Colts

It would make sense for Dallas to have an interest in Hilton after trading away Amari Cooper and losing Cedrick Wilson in free agency. The Cowboys did, however, add James Washington and still have CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

Hilton would likely slide in as the third receiver and provide Dallas with a veteran presence. He didn’t have his most productive season last year after dealing with an early injury but many feel that he can still produce at a helpful level.

Chris Ballard has been one of Hilton’s biggest advocates, expressing on numerous occasions that Hilton still has good football left, especially since he is such a high-IQ player.

If Ballard feels so strongly about Hilton, then the Colts likely have some interest in bringing back one of the greatest receivers in franchise history.