Dolphins vs Cowboys injury report: Tyreek Hill fit to play in Week 16?

The Miami Dolphins and wide receiver Tyreek Hill are slowly proceeding with their potential playoff run. The team has already proven itself to be a formidable squad this season, as exemplified by their recent 30-0 win against the New York Jets. One of the most significant troops behind the Dolphins phenomenal performance has been Hill, albeit the receiver has been plagued by injuries lately.

The upcoming clash between the Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Hard Rock Stadium is poised to be an intense battle, scheduled to kick off this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. As both teams gear up for this highly anticipated game, injury updates regarding Hill and other players are surfacing.

Mike McDaniel shares major update on Tyreek Hill injury

Despite grappling with setbacks lately, Tyreek Hill, who missed last week’s game against the New York Jets with an ankle sprain, is set to return to the field against the Dallas Cowboys. The WR has been labeled “questionable” in the Dolphins injury report and has reportedly performed well during practice this week, as he drew positive remarks from head coach Mike McDaniel.

McDaniel’s reassured about the Dolphins star’s improving state, saying,“He’s had a good week, no setbacks. Feel good about him. We have today to work through but he’ll be out there so we’re excited about that”, via NBC Sports.

The injury woes for the Dolphins star began during the match against the Tennessee Titans, where he sustained an ankle injury in the first quarter. The incident occurred as he landed awkwardly during a tackle, which ultimately caused visible discomfort and required him to briefly remain on the ground.

Despite the setback, the vet later reentered the game. Prior to this injury, he faced another hurdle with a hand injury during the Dolphins game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Despite these setbacks, Tyreek Hill’s on-field performance has been exceptional this season. He currently leads the league in receiving yards with an impressive 1,542 yards and boasts 12 receiving touchdowns. The receiver’s outstanding statistics had even put him on pace for potentially achieving the NFL’s first-ever 2,000-yard receiving season, while he has also earned the nod to get the coveted MVP title as well.

Dolphins vs Cowboys final Week 16 injury report

For the Miami Dolphins, the absence of guard Robert Hunt due to a hamstring issue is confirmed. However, besides Tyreek Hill, several other key players find themselves in questionable status, including cornerback Xavien Howard (hip), defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (hamstring), right tackle Austin Jackson (oblique), cornerback Cam Smith (hamstring), safety Jevon Holland (knees), and defensive back Elijah Campbell (knee).

On the positive side, several players like running back De’Von Achane (toe), running back Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle/veteran rest), left tackle Terron Armstead (knee/ankle), offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg (calf), cornerback Jalen Ramsey (veteran rest), cornerback Kader Kohou (hip), tight end Durham Smythe (ankle), offensive lineman Lester Cotton (hip), linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (oblique/nose), and safety DeShon Elliott (concussion) are deemed fit and ready to contribute on Sunday.

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins will miss his second consecutive game for the Cowboys due to knee and ankle issues. In addition, the potential absence of starting left tackle Tyron Smith, who is listed as doubtful due to a back injury, may have an impact on their offensive strategy.

The uncertainty also extends to guard Zack Martin, whose questionable status raises concerns about his availability against the Dolphins. The veteran had limited participation in Friday’s practice after missing previous sessions.

Besides these two, the Cowboys listed safety Malik Hooker (ankle), tackle Matt Waletzko (shoulder), and defensive end Villami Fehoko (knee) as questionable to play in Week 16.


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