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Cowboys Vs. Colts Game Day



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Tony Romo has been as good as almost any quarterback in the 2014 season. Reuters/Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
The Indianapolis Colts (10-4) and Dallas Cowboys (10-4) have had similar seasons in 2014, looking like legitimate Super Bowl contenders. However, the stakes will be very different for the two teams, when they face each other in Week 16.

With two games remaining on the schedule, Indianapolis doesnít have much left to play for. They clinched the AFC South title with a Week 15 victory over the Houston Texans, but they arenít likely to improve their standing in the playoffs. The Colts trail the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos by one game, and a head-to-head loss to each club means a bye might be out of the question. The No.3 or No.4 seed in the conference appears to be where Indianapolis will finish the regular season.

Even with 10 wins, the Cowboys are far from guaranteed a playoff berth in the NFC. Their crucial Week 15 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles gave them a one-game lead in the NFC East, but a lot can change in the final two games. The No.1 overall seed is still in play for Dallas, and having beaten the Seattle Seahawks could be a key component in a tiebreaker scenario. The Cowboys could also miss the playoffs, since two straight wins for the Eagles would give Chip Kellyís team the tiebreaker in the division.

Indianapolis needs a win in Week 16 a lot less than Dallas, and they havenít proven themselves against top competition. The Colts have beat up on poor teams, going undefeated against teams with a record of .500 or worse. Theyíve struggled against opponents that have winning records, going 2-4 against potential playoff teams.

The Colts will visit Dallas, who is just 3-4 at home, but Indianapolis has especially struggled when having to play good teams on the road. They were defeated by Denver in the season opener and gave up 51 points in a loss at Pittsburgh.

Itís not likely that either team will score 50 points on Sunday, but it could turn out to be one of the highest-scoring contests in recent weeks. The over/under is 55 points, and the contest features two of the NFLís best quarterbacks.

Andrew Luck is having the best season of his three-year career, and heís at the top of the league in multiple categories, including passing yards (4,492) and passing touchdowns (38). Heís thrown for over 300 yards in 10 games, though he hasnít surpassed the 294-yard mark in three of his last four contests.

While Luck has put up flashier numbers, Tony Romo is having the better season. Heís been much more efficient, completing 69.3 percent of his passess, compared to Luckís 61.4 percent, and his 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions have him ranked second with a 110.4 passer rating. Luck has thrown 14 picks and has a 97.5 passer rating, good for seventh in the league.

Romo has come up big when Dallas has needed it, as he tries to dispel the notion that he canít get the job done in important moments. He threw three touchdowns and no interceptions at Philadelphia, stepping up in just the third game all season that DeMarco Murray didnít rush for at least 100 yards.

Murray could be forced to sit against the Colts, after undergoing surgery to repair a bone in his hand on Monday. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that the running back hasn't been ruled out of the game, but it's a "tough expectation" to think he will play.

Dallas is favored by three points at home, according to Las Vegas betting odds. Itís just the third time all year that Indianapolis is the underdog.
BevoMav

For the Cowboys or Eagles to qualify for the playoffs, with one more loss, the Eagles, Packers and Lions would have to lose their last two games..

So it is a near certainty tha if either the Eagles or Cowboys lose one game. One will not make the playoffs with a 11-5 record.

Oh, and I predict the Giants will beat the Eagles on the last game of the year. Their last two games are on the road and for the season they are only 3-3 on the road.
Hawk

BevoMav wrote:
For the Cowboys or Eagles to qualify for the playoffs, with one more loss, the Eagles, Packers and Lions would have to lose their last two games..

So it is a near certainty tha if either the Eagles or Cowboys lose one game. One will not make the playoffs with a 11-5 record.

Oh, and I predict the Giants will beat the Eagles on the last game of the year. Their last two games are on the road and for the season they are only 3-3 on the road.


I watched the Redskins, Giants game, very closely. The Skins in my eyes beat the crap out of the Giants. Skins were out of control with the 15 yd penalties though.

Bottom line, Seattle and us both put a beat down on the Eagles. These guys are ripe for the picking by any team in my opinion.
Nightrider

This will make you cry

#FinishTheFight: Tony Romo
Hawk

Nightrider wrote:
This will make you cry

#FinishTheFight: Tony Romo


Great Video, I tried to fix the link but it wouldn't work. Copy and paste in Browser works though.
LoneStar

Nightrider wrote:
This will make you cry

#FinishTheFight: Tony Romo
 occasion5


I watched a show on the Colts the other day. These guys are not that good, I hope Luck who the dumb azz media raves about continues his turnovers.

Cowboys should run all over the Colts, they are bad for a playoff team.
BevoMav

LoneStar wrote:
Nightrider wrote:
This will make you cry

#FinishTheFight: Tony Romo
occasion5


I watched a show on the Colts the other day. These guys are not that good, I hope Luck who the dumb azz media raves about continues his turnovers.

Cowboys should run all over the Colts, they are bad for a playoff team.


Luck just throws it all the time. He only completes 61% and only averages 7.8 per attempt, and if you hit him he fumbles. 14 times in 14 games.

Their defense is nothing special and to make matters worse  they are going to be without TY Hilton their best wide receiver who has a strained hamstring.

There is one other thing. Colts have nothing to play for. They won their division by default and have no chance to get into the top two for a bye.

If Dallas can't beat this team and Washington, they deserve to stay home.
zigomanis18

Cowboys  38
Colts        34
Hawk

The Colts talked about trying to figure out who they would sit this week. But the Cowboys know who ever starts will be playing to keep their jobs next year.

I'm sure Luck will not be taking it easy, he'll go deep an often. Our D-line better get after this over-hyped AFC QB.

Cowboys will win, and Jerry world should be full of real Cowboy fans today.
Desperado

Hawk wrote:


I watched the Redskins, Giants game, very closely. The Skins in my eyes beat the crap out of the Giants. Skins were out of control with the 15 yd penalties though.

Bottom line, Seattle and us both put a beat down on the Eagles. These guys are ripe for the picking by any team in my opinion.


Good call on the Redskins game, can't wait to hear what you say about them next week.

The Cowboys will play today with a relatively healthy team. I know Demarco wants Emmitts record, but I hope they pull him quickly. Nobody has put the run option on us this season. Stop Luck's mobility and you stop him, he likes to get out of the pocket.

Cowboys will stop him and shut the Colts down.
El Kabong

Perfect game until that missed Field Goal. I hope the Cowboy don't start to coast.
Nightrider

El Kabong wrote:
Perfect game until that missed Field Goal. I hope the Cowboy don't start to coast.


Ha Ha Ha 35-0 Cowboys are still applying the Hammer to this great AFC playoff team.
zigomanis18

The Cowboys chowed something today...Something they have not had in a long time. No matter how far this team goes. I love them, their efforts with a compromised defense this year is amazing.

Dallas IS the success story of the season....by far!
LoneStar

I saw Melton get hurt, but heard nothing after that. Anybody got the info on him?
Hawk

LoneStar wrote:
I saw Melton get hurt, but heard nothing after that. Anybody got the info on him?


Can't find anything on Melton yet,but hell Crawford does pretty well with Melton out.

You do know the Colts rushed for a total of 1 yard last night. Our front 7 did pretty good. The D held the Colts to 200 yards below their average output.
BevoMav

Hawk wrote:
LoneStar wrote:
I saw Melton get hurt, but heard nothing after that. Anybody got the info on him?


Can't find anything on Melton yet,but hell Crawford does pretty well with Melton out.

You do know the Colts rushed for a total of 1 yard last night. Our front 7 did pretty good. The D held the Colts to 200 yards below their average output.


Melton is fine and will be able to play the next game. That is if they decide to play their starters against the Redskins.
Desperado

I think its interesting how we would be roasted by the media today if we lost.

Yet the Bills, Saints, Eagles, Ravens...rolled over and choked away their seasons. Plus they were all favorites in their games.

Only the Eagles are taking heat from the media today, but of course its all Sanchez's fault.

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