The Indianapolis Colts are hoping to contend for a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs as they take on the NFC East-contending Dallas Cowboys on the road.
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The Dallas Cowboys took the lead in the NFC East with a 38-27 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football to improve their road record to 7-0 and overall record to 10-4.
They will return home to face the Indianapolis Colts, who are currently riding a four-game winning streak.
Quarterback Tony Romo kept his critics’ mouths shut with a fantastic primetime performance against the Eagles as he threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns on 22-of-31 passing.
Running back DeMarco Murray was held to 81 yards on 31 carries, but he ran for two touchdowns. He is currently questionable with a broken hand, but he will decide on his own whether he faces the Colts.
The Cowboys are facing a crucial matchup as they may be shut out of the playoffs even if they reach 11 wins due to a competitive NFC East and stacked NFC conference.
Meanwhile, the Colts have already clinched the AFC South title despite playing sloppily in the last two weeks. Quarterback Andrew Luck has looked somewhat off in that time, completing less than 53 percent of his passes each time.
However, the Colts have battled through those games and escaped with wins. The Cowboys are a different team at home, and their defense has looked shaky with at least 27 points allowed in the last four games.
Prediction: Colts 31, Cowboys 24