With three touchdown passes from his quarterback dak prescott and a stellar performance from his running back Tony Pollard, The Dallas Cowboys delivered a 54-19 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.
The 54 points represent the third most in a game in team history.
In 1980, the Cowboys scored 59 points against the San Francisco 49ers and the same amount in 1960 against the Detroit Lions.
In 1966 Dallas scored 56 points against Philadelphia and in 2021 the same amount against Washington.
With their ninth victory of the season, in exchange for three losses, the Texan squad established itself in second place in the East Division of the National Conference.
The Cowboys battled to clinch the win entering the fourth quarter with a slim two-point lead (21-19) in their favor against a Colts who have struggled a lot this season and who went into Sunday’s matchup with just four games won.
It was early in the fourth quarter that Dallas was able to put the game on ice with Prescott’s two-yard touchdown pass to receiver Michael Gallup.
With his performance Sunday, Prescott reached 156 touchdowns with the Cowboys and ranked third in franchise history in terms of touchdown passes, trailing only Troy Aikmany (165) and Tony Romo (248). ).
Against the Colts, the Cowboys quarterback completed 20 of 30 passes for 170 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
Prescott now has 28 games with three or more touchdown passes, the second-most in Cowboys history.
After Prescott’s pass to Gallup, Dallas lit up the scoreboard again when safety Malik Hooker recovered a fumble by Colts running back Jonathan Tylor at the Indianapolis 38-yard line.
Hooker took the ball in his arms and crossed the enemy diagonals to make the score 34-19 and place the last nail on the coffin of the visiting team.
Cowboys running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard were the bulwarks that allowed Dallas to control possession of the ball and dictate the tempo of the game against the Colts.
Elliott carried the ball 17 times for 77 yards and a touchdown while Pollard carried the ball 12 times for 91 yards and two scores.
“We’ve got a great 1-2 combination, they’re both very good at doing their jobs,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said of his running back duo of Elliott and Pollard.
“It was a good game for us because we were able to balance our running and passing attack, the guys did a great job on each of their lines,” said the Dallas strategist.
On defense, the Cowboys dominated the trench and were able to sack Colts quarterback Matt Ryan three times, who also was intercepted three times.
“We put a lot of emphasis on preparing our defense, we want to be very aggressive and today we were able to reflect that dominance, good things happen when your defense dominates games,” McCharty said.
The Cowboys’ next game will be on Sunday, December 11 when they host the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium.
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Cowboys rout Colts 54-19; Dak Prescott throws three touchdown passes