The Dallas Cowboys welcome the new look of the Indianapolis Colts in prime time for Week 13 at AT&T Stadium. With some extra rest after beating the New York Giants on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys are looking to maintain their momentum against a Colts team led by interim head coach Jeff on Saturday.
A note for the game: The Cowboys will once again honor our nation’s Armed Forces and National Medal of Honor recipients in this week’s Salute to Service game, as the Cowboys host the Colts Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.
Lee Greenwood will sing “God Bless the USA” as part of the evening, and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders boots will also feature red, white and blue accents.
Cowboys players and coaches will also participate in the “My Cause, My Cleats” charity effort.
Instead of the traditional pair of blue stripes running down the center of the Cowboys’ helmets, a red stripe – replicating the red, white and blue display that was so popularly worn by the team throughout the 1976 season as it celebrated the country’s Bicentennial – be on site on Sunday.
Same with the rest though… the Cowboys are still dealing with infirmary issues. From Thursday…
But Diggs and Gallup should be fine for the game.
Dallas is no stranger to Sunday Night Football: The Indianapolis matchup will mark the Cowboys NFL’s 75th appearance on the SNF. Dallas has nearly 20 more appearances than the second-ranked Pittsburgh Steelers, who played in 57 SNF games.
On offense, the Cowboys have the seventh-highest average points per game (25.4). However, since Dak Prescott returned from injury in Week 7, Dallas’ offense leads the league in points per game (33.8). Much credit goes to the Cowboys’ offensive line, which has allowed 14 sacks this season, the fewest in the NFL.
The Cowboys defense will face running back Jonathan Taylor, who just had a 98-yard run in a tough 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. Taylor is averaging 86.6 yards per game, fifth best overall. The Cowboys, who lead the league with 45 sacks, eight more than any other team, will look to beat quarterback Matt Ryan.
Dallas’ defense continues to dominate, allowing the second fewest points per game (17), while giving up the seventh fewest offensive yards (309.6) and fewest passing yards (177.7).
After a win over the Las Vegas Raiders in Saturday’s opener, the Colts have lost their last two games in back-to-back one-score games. While IndyCar is looking for momentum, the Cowboys need to finish the season strong. Dallas has the third-best record in the NFC, but still trails the first-place Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.
FUN FACT: Micah Parsons leads the NFL with six multi-sack games in 2022. With a multi-sack game against the Colts, Parsons would become the first Cowboys defenseman with seven multi-sack games in a season.
MILESTONE WATCH: Prescott needs a touchdown pass to pass Roger Staubach for fourth on the Cowboys’ all-time touchdown pass list.
RECORDS: Dallas Cowboys (8-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-7)
ODDS: Dallas is a 10.5-point favorite against the Colts.
MATCH TIME: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:20 PM TC
LOCATION: AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
THE FINAL WORD: Dallas defensive coordinator on Ryan, who coached for five seasons in Atlanta:
“I love him. He’s a rare and relentless competitor. That’s probably one of the first things you’ll discover about him, being around him for a long time. I describe him as if he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He seems very clean and cool, but it’s a tough competitor.
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