Colts routed 54-19 by Cowboys in prime time

The Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) came out of the prime-time matchup Sunday  night with a brutal 54-19 loss against the Dallas Cowboys (9-3) at  AT&T Stadium.

The Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) came out of the prime-time matchup Sunday  night with a brutal 54-19 loss against the Dallas Cowboys (9-3) at  AT&T Stadium.

Final score: Cowboys 54, Colts 19 Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox fumbled the ball after catching a screen  pass. Former Colt and current Cowboys safety Malik Hooker scooped it up  and took it to the end zone for a touchdown to extend their lead to  34-19 in the fourth quarter.

Keys to the game

– Turnovers and self-inflicted wounds hurt the Colts yet again. They  committed five turnovers, all of which resulted in touchdowns for the  Cowboys.

– The Cowboys defense made plays on the ball all night long. They had two interceptions and five pass breakups.

– Cowboys S Malik Hooker certainly had a revenge game against his  former team. He grabbed an interception, which led to a touchdown, and a  fumble, which he recovered 38 yards to the house.

– The offense showed some life at times but ultimately struggled to  move the ball. They averaged just 3.5 yards per play and converted just  4-of-13 attempts on third down.

– The Colts’ pass rush mustered just 1.0 sack and one quarterback hit. The defense also only recorded just two tackles for loss.

Injuries

– CB Kenny Moore II (ankle) and RT Braden Smith (illness) were inactive.

What's next?

Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday will meet with the media Monday before the team finally hits the bye in Week 14.