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Indianapolis Colts vs Dallas Cowboys

Indianapolis
Colts
4 - 7 - 1
Dallas
Cowboys
8 - 3
December 04, 2022, 8:20 PM EST
 | AT&T Stadium

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Indianapolis
Colts
4 - 7 - 1
Dallas
Cowboys
8 - 3
December 04, 2022, 8:20 PM EST
 | AT&T Stadium
  • The Dallas Cowboys (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS) aim to extend their home win streak to six games when they host the Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1, 5-7) in the NFL Week 13 edition of Sunday Night Football.

    The Cowboys cemented their grasp on second place in the NFC East with a 28-20 win over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day, but fell short of covering as 10-point chalk. The Colts travel to Dallas clinging to rapidly fading playoff hopes after dropping a 24-17 decision to the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers that marked their fifth defeat in six outings.

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    Colts vs Cowboys Sportsbook Odds

    The Cowboys have improved to 11-point favorites since Sportsbook at -9.5, while the total has faded to 43.5 since Sportsbook at 45.5.

    Sunday night’s matchup marks the first meeting between these teams since 2018 and the Colts’ first visit to Big D in eight years. The Colts romped to a 23-0 win when the Cowboys visited Indy in December 2018, ending a three-game slide in head-to-head action in which they surrendered 33.7 points per game. Not surprisingly, the Cowboys also sport a 3-1 ATS record over their past four dates with the Colts, with the total going UNDER in four of their past five meetings.

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    Ryan’s Return Fails to Spark Indy Attack

    The Colts’ season-long scoring woes continued with last weekend’s loss to the Steelers. The Colts have now scored 17 or fewer points in each of the losses during their current 1-5 run and have mustered more than 20 points just twice during their 4-7-1 start to the season.

    The return of veteran Matt Ryan under center has failed to spark the Colts’ feeble attack. His 199-yard passing performance last week marks the second time the once-prolific pivot has failed to reach 200 yards so far this season. Overall, Ryan has maintained his trademark accuracy, completing 70.2 percent of pass attempts in three games since his return to the No. 1 role. However, he has connected on just one scoring pass during the team’s current 0-2 run and has thrown two TD passes against seven picks over his past four road outings.

    Those woes have contributed to the Colts’ struggles to score early, with the team getting shut out in the Sportsbook frame four times over its past six outings. On a positive note, Jonathan Taylor has been steady in the backfield, averaging 105.7 rushing yards over the past three games and scoring three times.

    Cowboys Plagued by Slow Starts

    For the fourth time in six games, the Cowboys were faced with the challenge of overcoming an early deficit last weekend, and passed the test with flying colors in a crucial Thanksgiving Day clash with the archrival New York Giants. Deadlocked with New York in the NFC East standings heading into Week 12, the Cowboys spotted the Giants a 13-7 halftime lead before storming back with 21 unanswered points to seal the victory.

    That marked just the second time that the Cowboys managed to erase the early deficit during their current 4-2 run, raising concerns about the team’s tendency to stumble out of the gate. Overall, Dallas has scored three or fewer points in the first quarter seven times during its 8-3 start. And while the Cowboys have made up for it by averaging 16.3 points after recess over their past six games, it remains a habit they must break.

    Dak Prescott has shown no ill effects from the injury that sidelined him early in the campaign. The Cowboys pivot has lit up opposing defenses with nine TD passes and one scoring run over the past four games. But he has also tossed three picks over his past two home appearances.

    Colts: Keys to Win

    Ranked 30th in the NFL with just 15.8 points per game, the Colts must find a way to kick-start their offense early on if they are to keep pace with the Cowboys. Considering how dominant Dallas has been defending the pass, limiting opposing pivots to a league-low 177.7 passing yards per game while recording a league-high 45 sacks, the Colts must diversify their attack. That means another leading role for Jonathan Taylor as Indy puts focus on the ground attack.

    Cowboys: Keys to Win

    Not waiting until the second half to bring urgency to their offensive game could be transformative for this team. In the meantime, the Cowboys can improve their record on the strength of another stingy defensive performance that will involve constantly hurrying Matt Ryan and seizing on the Colts’ inevitable mistakes.

    NFL Computer Pick: Cowboys -11

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    Shark Bites
    • The UNDER is 14-3 in Indianapolis’ past 17 games.
    • Dallas is 7-0 ATS in its last 7 games played in December.
    • Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 at home vs Indianapolis.

Odds

Sunday, December 4 Sun Dec 4


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+9.5
-110
+325
o45.5
-110
-9.5
-110
-425
u45.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+11
-108
+430
o44
-110
-11
-112
-550
u44
-110

Edge Finder

15.73
Total Score
25.36
222.64
Passing Yards
214.09
98.73
Rushing Yards
139.18
30:46
Time on Field
29:23
65.09
Number of Plays
62.91
4.94
Yards Per Play
5.62
15.73
Total Score
25.36
2.18
First Quarter
5.09
3.73
Second Quarter
6.91
3.73
Third Quarter
7.55
5.82
Fourth Quarter
5.82
222.64
Passing Yards
214.09
37.18
Pass Attempts
31.18
25.36
Pass Completions
19.82
3.64
Sacks
1.27
27.09
Sack Yards
8.09
8.78
Yards Per Pass
10.80
98.73
Rushing Yards
139.18
24.27
Rush Attempts
30.45
4.07
Yards Per Rush
4.57
0.91
Interceptions
0.82
2.27
Fumbles
0.73
0.82
Fumbles Lost
0.18
1.73
Total Turnovers
1.00
5.36
Penalties
7.55
45.64
Penalty Yards
56.91
30:46
Time on Field
29:23
65.09
Number of Plays
62.91
4.94
Yards Per Play
5.62
4.45
Punts
3.91
43.88
Punt Average
48.70
54.64
Return Yards
48.73

Head To Head

IND
Stat Type DAL
4-3
Record
3-4
4-3
ATS
3-4
3-4
O/U
3-4
22.57
Score
21.71
90.71
Rush Yds
124.43
36.86
Pass Attempts
26.29
66.67
Completion %
69.02
257.29
Passing Yds
173.29
348
Total Yds
297.71
2.14
Turnovers
1.29
IND
Stat Type DAL
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
21.67
Score
26.67
73.00
Rush Yds
152.00
39.67
Pass Attempts
28.67
68.91
Completion %
70.93
261.67
Passing Yds
193.67
334.67
Total Yds
345.67
2.67
Turnovers
1.00
Dec 16/18 (1 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
23
Score
0
-3
ATS
+3
47 o
O/U
47 u
178
Rush Yds
112
27
Pass Attempts
39
59.26
Completion %
61.54
192
Passing Yds
180
370
Total Yds
292
1
Turnovers
2
Dec 21/14 (2 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
7
Score
42
+3
ATS
-3
53 o
O/U
53 u
1
Rush Yds
127
44
Pass Attempts
21
68.18
Completion %
90.48
228
Passing Yds
250
229
Total Yds
377
3
Turnovers
1
Dec 5/10 (3 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
35
Score
38
-6
ATS
+6
48 o
O/U
48 u
40
Rush Yds
217
48
Pass Attempts
26
75.00
Completion %
69.23
365
Passing Yds
151
405
Total Yds
368
4
Turnovers
0
Nov 19/06 (4 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
14
Score
21
-1
ATS
+1
49 o
O/U
49 u
88
Rush Yds
117
39
Pass Attempts
23
51.28
Completion %
82.61
247
Passing Yds
225
335
Total Yds
342
4
Turnovers
2
Nov 17/02 (5 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
20
Score
3
-7
ATS
+7
40 o
O/U
40 u
110
Rush Yds
84
38
Pass Attempts
23
76.32
Completion %
47.83
252
Passing Yds
94
362
Total Yds
178
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 31/99 (6 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
34
Score
24
-3
ATS
+3
45 o
O/U
45 u
115
Rush Yds
103
34
Pass Attempts
25
64.71
Completion %
76.00
299
Passing Yds
129
414
Total Yds
232
0
Turnovers
1
Sep 15/96 (7 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
25
Score
24
+10.5
ATS
-10.5
39 o
O/U
39 u
103
Rush Yds
111
28
Pass Attempts
27
67.86
Completion %
62.96
218
Passing Yds
184
321
Total Yds
295
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 10/93 (8 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
3
Score
27
+11.5
ATS
-11.5
36.5 o
O/U
36.5 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
67.86
Completion %
67.86
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Oct 28/84 (9 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
3
Score
22
+10
ATS
-10
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
67.86
Completion %
67.86
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 6/81 (10 of 10)
IND
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
13
Score
37
ATS
O/U
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
67.86
Completion %
67.86
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0

Team Records

IND
Record DAL
4-7-1
All
8-3
2-4
Home
5-1
2-3-1
Away
3-2
5-7
ATS
7-4
3-3
ATS Home
4-2
2-4
ATS Away
3-2
3-9
O/U
5-6
2-4
O/U Home
2-4
1-5
O/U Away
3-2
IND
Record DAL
4-5-1
All
7-3
2-2
Home
4-1
2-3-1
Away
3-2
4-6
ATS
6-4
2-2
ATS Home
3-2
2-4
ATS Away
3-2
3-7
O/U
5-5
2-2
O/U Home
2-3
1-5
O/U Away
3-2
IND
Record DAL
1-3-1
All
3-1
1-1
Home
2-0
0-2-1
Away
1-1
1-4
ATS
2-2
1-1
ATS Home
1-1
0-3
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
IND
Record DAL
4-6
All
8-2
2-4
Home
5-0
2-2
Away
3-2
5-5
ATS
7-3
3-3
ATS Home
4-1
2-2
ATS Away
3-2
3-7
O/U
5-5
2-4
O/U Home
2-3
1-3
O/U Away
3-2

Gametime Weather

7:20pm Cloudy
13ºC / 55ºF
71% Humidity
1% Precipitation
94% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Retractable
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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Nov 20, 2022PHI16-17L+6.5/45.5W/U99185284141173314-1
Nov 13, 2022LV25-20W+4/41.5W/O207208415772323091
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Oct 30, 2022WAS16-17L-3/40L/U135189324962663621
Oct 23, 2022TEN10-19L+2.5/43L/U652272921381162542
Oct 16, 2022JAC34-27W-1.5/41W/O45389434243136379-1
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Oct 30, 2022CHI49-29W-9.5/43W/O2002424422401313710
Oct 23, 2022DET24-6W-7/49.5W/U139191330117195312-4
Oct 16, 2022PHI17-26L+6.5/42.5L/O1341813151361322683
Oct 9, 2022LAR22-10W+5/41.5W/U1637623938285323-3
Oct 2, 2022WAS25-10W-3/41W/U62217279142155297-2
Sep 26, 2022NYG23-16W+1/38.5W/O176215391167169336-1
Sep 18, 2022CIN20-17W+7/42W/U107230337891652541
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