Cowboys add veteran T.Y. Hilton to WR corps

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The Cowboys announced Monday they have signed veteran wide receiver T.Y. Hilton to a contract.

Cowboys add veteran T.Y. Hilton to wide receiver corps play Michael Irvin doesn't want any Dak disrespect from Stephen A. today (2:34) Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin and Dan Orlovsky discuss the Cowboys' comeback win over the Texans. (2:34) 4:09 PM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children FRISCO, Texas -- The flirting with Odell Beckham Jr . might not be over, but the Dallas Cowboys on Monday added another veteran wide receiver -- T.Y. Hilton . "The timing is right," coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "He's ready to go. He's an excellent addition, especially at this time of year." Hilton has not been with a team all season, but the Cowboys felt the need to add veteran wide receiver help. In 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts , Hilton caught 631 passes for 9,691 yards and 53 touchdowns. He was a four-time Pro Bowl pick. Editor's Picks Cowboys starting RT Steele out for rest of season 26m Todd Archer 2 Related Hilton had just 23 catches for 331 yards and 3 scores last season, playing in only 10 games. Beckham visited the Cowboys last week as he recovers from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered in Super Bowl LVI. Micah Parsons said Beckham told him he would need five weeks to get ready to play, which would mean he would be ready only for the playoffs and maybe even late in the postseason. After the victory Sunday against the Houston Texans , owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he would not rule out the possible addition of Beckham. Hilton joins a receiver crew that includes CeeDee Lamb , Michael Gallup , Noah Brown , James Washington , KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Tolbert . Hilton missed the first five games of last season because of a disk injury that occurred late in training camp in August, and he missed two other games during the season because of a quadriceps injury and a concussion. After missing a total of just two games in his first six NFL seasons with the Colts, he missed 16 games over four seasons because of an assortment of injuries. Hilton spent the majority of his 10 seasons as the Colts' No. 1 receiver, including a stretch in which he had at least 1,000 yards receiving in five of six seasons.