Cowboys give former Vikings cornerback a shot to make the team

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Holton Hill
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Holton Hill /

Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill recently got the opportunity to work out for the Dallas Cowboys.

Last season with the Minnesota Vikings, Holton Hill had the opportunity of a lifetime. In his third year with the team, Hill was expected to play an important role for the Vikings’ defense.

However, things didn’t turn out too well for the young Minnesota cornerback last season. The Vikings wound up placing Hill on their injured reserve list in November, and then in December, the team decided to just waive the defensive back.

Hill only ended up appearing in a total of four games in a 2020 season for Minnesota that originally felt like it could have been something to springboard a solid career in the NFL for the corner.

Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback getting a shot with the Dallas Cowboys

After he was let go by the Vikings last year, Hill remained unsigned for the rest of the season. COVID-19 protocols likely had something to with that, but the young corner clearly didn’t have much interest from around the league after he left the Twin Cities.

With training camps getting underway this month, Hill still hasn’t found a place to play for the 2021 season. However, the Dallas Cowboys reportedly brought in the former Minnesota corner for a workout recently according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.

The Cowboys currently have 10 cornerbacks on their roster, including last year’s second-round draft pick Trevon Diggs, and Kelvin Joseph, who the team also used a second-round draft selection on this past spring.

At this point, Dallas is likely interested in Hill for depth and nothing more. Even if the Cowboys signed him to their roster to take part in this summer’s training camp, his chances of making the team’s final 2021 roster are still relatively low.

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In three seasons with the Vikings, Hill appeared in 28 games and he accumulated 11 pass breakups, one interception, and a 61.7 percent allowed completion rate.