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Colts WR T.Y. Hilton will be game-time decision to play in Week 15 vs. Cowboys

T.Y. Hilton

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will be a game-time decision to play in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys due to an ankle injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Hilton did not practice all during the week and was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report.

Hilton was also a game-time decision for last week’s matchup against the Houston Texans due to a shoulder injury. But he was eventually cleared to play, and he performed incredibly well. He burned the Texans for a season-high 199 yards on nine catches to help the Colts to a big 24-21 win.

Hilton is having another strong season, which has been aided by the return of Andrew Luck. He’s got 62 catches for 986 yards and six touchdowns, which already surpass last year’s 16-game totals.

The Colts are still in the thick of the AFC wild-card race at 7-6 and need to win out to overcome the challenge of the Baltimore Ravens, the Miami Dolphins, and the Tennessee Titans for that final playoff spot.

Hilton’s presence against the red-hot Cowboys will obviously be a significant boost to their chances of upending Dallas, who come into the game on the strength of an impressive five-game winning streak.

If Hilton can’t go, tight end Eric Ebron will have to carry the load as Luck’s primary receiving weapon. There’s a sizable step down from Hilton to the next-best Colts wideout. Chester Rogers (60 catches, 389 yards) and Ryan Grant (45 catches, 309 yards) are next on the receiver pecking order behind Hilton.