The Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts play in one of Week 16’s biggest games today, though the stakes are higher for Dallas. Both teams are 10-4, but the Colts have clinched their division while the Cowboys need a win today to strengthen their hold on the NFC East after Saturday’s loss by the Eagles. There’s a lot to like about this Colts vs Cowboys game live, making it one of the top two games this week. If you can’t watch Cowboys vs Colts game live on TV, you can watch Colts vs Cowboys game online free live stream as well.
Kickoff for today’s Colts vs Cowboys game live is scheduled for 4:25 EST / 1:25 PST at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are considered one-point favorites over the Colts, though it’s basically a “pick ’em” considering the Cowboys game is a home one for Dallas.
Though the Colts have clinched the AFC South, quarterback Andrew Luck has struggled against the league’s better teams. The Patriots, Broncos and Steelers have all gotten the better of Indy this season as they’ve exposed the Colts’ ongoing trouble on the offensive line. That should be less of an issue as we watch Cowboys game online free today against the Colts.
Dallas allows nearly 250 yards passing per game, and their secondary has given up big plays. Colts receiver T.Y Hilton has once again been Luck’s favorite target this year, catching 82 passes for 1,345 yards and 7 TDs. There’s a big dropoff between Hilton and fellow receivers Coby Fleener and Reggie Wayne, so look for Dallas to focus on Hilton and force Luck to make some risky plays.
Of course, that’s only if Hilton plays. The Colts’ leading receiver missed three practices this week with an injured hamstring and is listed as “questionable” for today’s Cowboys game live. If Hilton and starting offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus both miss the game, the Cowboys will be in great shape today at home.
Either way, things tilt in the Dallas Cowboys’ favor when it comes to offense. Wide receiver Dez Bryant has been a difference maker all season, Tony Romo has continued to buck his late-collapse tendencies, and running back DeMarco Murray has led the NFL in carries and rushing yards.
Last Sunday Murray broke a bone in his carrying hand, leading him to surgery on Monday. But as we watch Cowboys game online free or on TV we should still see Murray on the field against the Colts. Dallas Cowboys owner, president and GM Jerry Jones this week said Murray is expected to play against the Colts. He may have a cast on that would limit his touches, but the Colts can’t afford to overlook him if he lines up in the backfield.
With that said, Murray will likely play more of a role as decoy in the Colts game live today. That will leave much of the offense to Romo and Bryant. Bryant has already racked up 1,148 yards receiving and scored 13 touchdowns, an incredible feat considering Murray’s success on the ground. He should continue to play well as we watch Cowboys game online free today, as the Colts game has struggled against the pass. Through 15 weeks, Indy has allowed more than 240 yards passing per game, 18th in the league.
If you’re unable to watch the Dallas Cowboys host the Indianapolis Colts on TV, you can watch Colts vs Cowboys game online free live stream on CBS Sports website. You can also watch Cowboys game online free live against the Colts on the DirecTV website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX.