Fresh off of their Thanksgiving Day win, the Dallas Cowboys are preparing to face off against an Indianapolis Colts team that currently sports a losing record but has the talent to be a problem for the Cowboys on Sunday night.
Led by former center turned head coach Jeff Saturday, the Colts come into AT&T Stadium looking to beat a Cowboys team that has been playing its best football since the return of Dak Prescott.
With one of the best running backs in the league and the 11th-ranked defense, this will not be as easy of a game as the point spreads may suggest, which currently have the Cowboys opening as 10.5-point favorites.
The Cowboys should have the advantage from a coaching standpoint, with Mike McCarthy’s extensive amount of experience compared to Saturday’s, a man who’s admitted he’s still learning how to be an NFL head coach. The Cowboys should also have advantages on offense and defense, but we will have to see if they will be able to exploit them.
Cowboys vs. Colts: Week 13 Keys to Victory
Indianapolis Colts at a Glance
All-time record vs Cowboys: 6-10
2022 Record: 4-7-1
2022 Offensive Ranking: 30th out of 32 teams
2022 Defensive Ranking: 11th out of 32 teams
Current Injury List: DE Kwity Paye (ankle), CB Kenny Moore (shin), TE Kylen Granson (illness), WR John Hurst (ankle), LB Shaquille Leonard (IR), CB Armani Watts (IR), C Ryan Kelly (knee)
Most Notable Offensive Players: QB Matt Ryan, RB Jonathan Taylor, WR Michael Pittman Jr., WR Alec Pierce, TE Jelani Woods, WR Parris Campbell
Most Notable Defensive Players: DT DeForest Buckner, S Rodney McLeod, DE Yannick Ngakoue, CB Stephon Gilmore