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Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill (ankle) officially active for Sunday's game against Cowboys

Tyreek Hill will return on Sunday after a one-game absence.

The Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver is active for Miami's showdown with the Dallas Cowboys despite being questionable with an ankle injury.

Hill was a limited participant on both Thursday and Friday after missing Miami's commanding 30-0 win over the Jets in Week 15 and departing partway through the team's Week 14 upset loss to the Titans.

Hill's presence is a welcome sight for a Dolphins squad that has routinely underperformed against top-tier opponents this year, a category Dallas certainly belongs to despite being recently blown out by the Buffalo Bills.

The Cowboys own the NFL's second-ranked scoring offense, behind only the Dolphins, and their opportunistic fifth-ranked defense is more than capable of slowing Miami.

After missing a game, Hill still enters Sunday with 1,542 receiving yards on the season, more than 200 yards clear of any other player, but his goal of becoming the league's first 2,000-yard receiver has taken on a higher degree of difficulty.

He now needs to average 152.7 yards per game over the final three weeks of the regular season, a feat he's surpassed five times thus far in 2023.

He'll aim to do it again alongside a strong cast of playmakers such as Raheem Mostert, De'Von Achane and Jaylen Waddle, who stepped up as the team's WR1 in Hill's absence to connect with Tua Tagovailoa for eight catches, 142 yards and a touchdown last week.

A win for Hill and Co. would clinch a second straight playoff berth, and it would certainly help correct the narrative on Miami's ability to hang with the NFL's other top teams a few weeks ahead of the playoffs.

The Dolphins (10-4) and Cowboys (10-4) kick off today at 4:25 p.m. ET.

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