The Cowboys (8-3) will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games. While the Colts (4-7-1) will be searching for a spark late in the season, as a win here stops their two-game skid — and gives them hope to turn things around.
Entering this game, you could argue that the Cowboys have better overall talent. However, the Colts have some studs on both sides that the Boys will have to worry about.
Sticking with the players, it's looking like both teams will be almost at full strength when they face off.
For the Cowboys, the five players listed on their injury report are all listed as questionable.
While that could hint at some guys missing, typically when someone is questionable — they usually suit up. Those listed as questionable include LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), DT Quinton Bohanna (knee), CB Trevon Diggs (illness), WR Michael Gallup (illness), and S Jayron Kearse (shoulder).
It would be surprising to see anyone miss. But we likely won't know what their game statuses are until Sunday afternoon. If I had to pick one player that could hurt the Cowboys the most if they were to miss, it would have to be Diggs.
Beyond him, the cornerback room looks meh. Don't get me wrong, the Cowboys' corners can hold their own. But Diggs will be needed to shut down an underrated, talented wideout named Michael Pittman Jr.
If you looked at the Colts' weekly injury report during the week, you were probably blown away by how many players they had listed on it. However, despite having nine players on it during the week, they only have two players out and two who are questionable.
The players out are staring cornerback Kenny Moore II and starting right tackle Braden Smith. Both are blows to the teams as CB Brandon Facyson will fill in for Moore, and he's not so good.
According to PFF, he has a 50.5 overall grade. Expect the Boys to target him a lot.
Shifting to Smith's absence, it's a huge blow as the Colts will now be shaky on the right side of the line — and that's where DE Dorance Armstrong lines up. Some candidates to fill Smith's spot include Matt Pryor and Dennis Kelly.
Lastly, the questionable players for the Colts are CB Isaiah Rodgers and TE Jelani Woods.
Despite the injuries across the board, I would call this game in favor of the Cowboys (even if everyone was healthy). The Boys have too much talent on paper to lose to the Colts — but we have seen stranger things happen.
Expect an exciting game on Sunday night.