The Indianapolis Colts will visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday already in possession of a postseason berth. Indianapolis clinched the AFC South with a win over the Houston Texans last week, 17-10. Dallas also scored a huge victory last Sunday, topping the Philadelphia Eagles to take control of the NFC East.
However, their position in the standings is not as concrete as the Colts. The Cowboys, sitting at 10-4, lead Philadelphia by one game in the standings, but the Eagles have the edge when it comes to a tie-breaker. This makes defeating Indianapolis a necessity, unless the Cowboys would like other teams to decide their playoff fate for them.
Dallas running back DeMarco Murray is dealing with a surgically repaired broken finger on his left hand and is expected to play on Sunday. Murray leads the league in rushing yards by a wide margin, amassing 1,687 on 4.8 yards per carry. Tony Romo has also enjoyed a fine season. Romo has totaled 3,188 passing yards and 28 touchdowns with only eight interceptions.
Indianapolis does not have much to play for, likely locked into the third or fourth seed in the AFC. The story of the Colts begins and ends with Andrew Luck. Luck has tossed 38 touchdowns and piled up 4,492 yards, with T.Y Hilton as the main target. Hilton has emerged as one of the best receivers in the game, providing a vertical threat. Hilton has 1,345 yards, more than double any other Colts receiver.
How to Watch
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
When: 4:25 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
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