2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
8-6, 1st in NFC East
Super Bowl VI: Staubach stars for Cowboys (1:13)
Stephen A.: Cowboys' offense got exposed against Colts (1:18)
Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts win the "Blunder Bowl" (0:52)
Prescott: 'We didn't give ourselves a chance' (0:30)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys' five-game winning streak came to a crashing halt in Indianapolis. Some Cowboys thought a loss like this might have been needed. "When you on a winning streak, you think you are better than what you are until somebody comes hit you in your mouth,” defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said. “So, glad we got hit in the mouth today. I can't wait to hit our next opponents in the mouth."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones was not pleased after the Cowboys' 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. “I thought if you're name was Jones or the Cowboys, they handed it to you,” the owner and general manager said. “We played like that today and lost an edge early and then just never got it back. It's very disappointing. It's pretty obvious to me that this team is the caliber of team that you could see in any point in the playoffs, I‘m talking Indianapolis. They took it to us. There's no question about it. About as good as I've seen it in the last 10 or 15 years as far as doing the things that it takes to win the game.”

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Despite losing to the Colts today, the Cowboys still have a 97% chance to win the NFC East, according to live playoff projections from FPI.

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Dak: Cowboys' first shutout loss since '03 'hurts'

Instead of clinching their second NFC East title in three seasons, the Dallas Cowboys of the first half of the season showed up in their 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The biggest NFL playoff implication of Sunday's early games: the Bears won the NFC North. The Colts' victory prevented the Texans from winning the AFC South. Meanwhile, the Cowboys' loss and the Redskins' win means we will have to wait at least one more week to get an NFC East champion.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys looked anything but a playoff team with their 23-0 loss to Indianapolis. They were shut out for the first time since 2003 and the defense failed to record a sack in a game for the first time this season. With Washington winning, the Cowboys will have to wait to clinch the NFC East next week with a win against Tampa Bay.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have been hold scoreless through three quarters for the first time since the season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers. The last time the Cowboys were shutout in a game was Nov. 16, 2003 when they lost 12-0 at the New England Patriots. Dak Prescott was 10 years old.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts lead is up to 20-0. This is the largest deficit the Cowboys have faced this season. They trailed, 24-6, in their Week 3 loss at Seattle.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The numbers are not in the Cowboys' favor. Teams are 5-29-1 when failing to score in the first half this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Cowboys have given up 118 rushing yards so far. They are 0-4 when giving up more than 100 yards in a game this season. The best hope to win the division today might be Washington and Philadelphia losing.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Exactly what the Cowboys couldn't do: allow a 75-yard touchdown drive to open the second half to see Indianapolis' lead balloon to 17-0. The defense offered little resistance on the entire drive. It's as if the previous five games never happened. This looks like the Cowboys of the first half.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys trail at halftime, 10-0, at Indianapolis and largely have themselves to blame. They had a field goal attempt blocked, were stopped on fourth and 1 at the Colts 3 after Jamize Olawale dropped a touchdown pass, had two other special teams' penalties and the defense could not make a meaningful stop. The last time the Cowboys were held scoreless in the first half? Their season-opening loss at Carolina.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have run 38 plays, gained 179 yards and held the ball for more than 19 minutes and are trailing, 7-0. A blocked field goal, stopped on fourth and 1 and a third-down sack knocking them out of potential field goal territory are the reason why. The Colts will get the ball after the two-minute warning and open the second half with the ball. This is a dangerous time for the Cowboys.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again, the red zone woes stop the Cowboys with Ezekiel Elliott losing 2 yards and fumbling on fourth and 1 from the Indianapolis 3. On fourth and 1 this season, the Cowboys entered the game converting six of eight opportunities. But this drive was emblematic of the issues all year with Jamize Olawale dropping a sure touchdown pass. Add that to Cole Beasley's drop in Atlanta and the short throw to Noah Brown at the goal line.

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.6
Rushing Yards130.9
Points For19.7
Points Against19.2