The Dallas Cowboys made the Indianapolis Colts
fourth quarter on Sunday.
The Cowboys scored 33 unanswered points in a little more than 11 minutes of the
final quarter, rolling to a 54-19 victory over Indy.
The highest-scoring quarter for the Cowboys (9-3) since at least 1991 was just the
third time in NFL history a team scored as many as 33 points in the fourth.
Matt Ryan threw his second and third interceptions and lost a fumble during the
nightmare finish for the Colts (4-8-1), who fell to 1-3 under interim coach Jeff
Saturday and lost for the sixth time in seven games overall.
Ryan, who threw two touchdown passes, has 18 giveaways this season (13
interceptions, five lost fumbles) to lead the NFL by three over Buffalo quarterback
Michael Gallup had two touchdown catches and CeeDee Lamb the other when he
rolled over safety Rodney McLeod Jr. and stayed on his feet as the Cowboys remained
two games behind NFL-leading Philadelphia in the NFC East.
After Gallup’s second TD, Hooker scooped up a fumble from tight end Mo Alie-Cox
and took off untouched down the right sideline for a 34-19 lead early in the fourth.
Hooker, the 15th overall pick by the Colts five years ago, had an injury-plagued four
seasons with the Colts before signing with the Cowboys during training camp last
Tony Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott and rookie Malik Davis had pile-it-on scoring runs after
the last three Indy turnovers in the fourth.
PASSING HIS FAVORITE COWBOY
Prescott’s first-quarter TD toss to Lamb gave him 154 career scoring passes, breaking
a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach for fourth in club history.
Made aware of the possibility during the week, Prescott said Staubach was his
favorite Dallas player. He grew up a Cowboys fan in Louisiana, but well after
“There’s certain people that you meet and their energy and just their aura, the way
that they carry themselves, is glowing in a sense and that’s who Roger is,” said
Prescott, who also moved past Danny White (155) for third, finishing the night at 156