The Indianapolis Colts host the NFC East leading Dallas Cowboys in a game with massive playoff implications Sunday at 1:00 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys are 8-5, having won 5 straight games. It seems like Dallas is heating up, with a dominant defense and a reinvigorated offense since trading the Oakland Raiders a first round pick for Amari Cooper, in a trade that has seemed to already pay off. The Indianapolis Colts have their hands full, but this game is completely winnable.
The Cowboys are not good on the road. In their first road game in five weeks, the Cowboys travel north to Indianapolis to take on the Colts offense, which averages over 30 points a game at home. Dallas only average 17 points per game on the road.
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Leighton Vander Esch has been great since being drafted in the first round. Simply, he makes plays. Does he have things he needs to improve on? Sure, but he is a rookie. In fact, he is the highest grade rookie linebacker according to Pro Football Focus. This will be a tough game for him, he will have to drop back into coverage and try to play some zone pass defense against Andrew Luck and Eric Ebron. Also, I would love a running back match up on him.
The Indianapolis Colts are facing a must win game, so there is not much more motivation to win this game needed. If the Colts want to make a splash in the playoffs, they absolutely must win – and they will. I am not a fan of Dak Prescott, at all. The Colts should, and will, key in on Ezekiel Elliott and the run game, leaving Dak Prescott responsible to beat the Colts.
No way that happens. Absolutely not. The Colts will win this game by double digits.
Colts 30, Cowboys 14