Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

IND
19
DAL
24
FINAL
1234T
IND 733619
DAL 737724

Game Information
Location: AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas
Attendance: 88,851

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant offered a glimpse of how the Dallas Cowboys' offense could look without Ezekiel Elliott: the second-year star quarterback frequently finding his top receiver.

The Indianapolis Colts are still struggling to see what life without Andrew Luck might be like.

Prescott connected with Bryant for a 32-yard touchdown on their first series of the preseason, 2016 NFL rushing champion Elliott sat again with his six-game suspension looming, and rookie Cooper Rush threw two scoring passes in the Cowboys' 24-19 exhibition win Saturday night.

Last year's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after a sensational season that ultimately led 10-year starter Tony Romo into retirement, Prescott was 8 of 9 for 106 yards in his two possessions. The first was a 95-yard drive in seven plays that started with a 23-yard toss to Bryant.

Prescott's second series ended on a fumble inside Indy's 10 by Darren McFadden, who started as the Cowboys again delayed Elliott's exhibition debut.

Elliott has appealed his suspension while disputing the NFL's findings that he caused bruises on his ex-girlfriend in several confrontations last summer in Ohio.

Owner Jerry Jones said it "wouldn't surprise me at all" if Elliott played next week's preseason home game against Oakland, which would likely be his only action before a suspension.

Bryant's 55 yards receiving held up as the most in the game for the Cowboys.

"I don't know if I can honestly put it into words just how much better of a player he is, and we were just talking about how good his body feels," Prescott said. "He's just a much better player right now than what he was last year at this time. Our chemistry is growing, so it's fun."

Scott Tolzien played the first half for the Colts, who aren't sure if Luck will be ready for the regular season after offseason shoulder surgery.

Indy didn't record a first down until early in the second quarter, and its only touchdown before halftime was Lavar Edwards' 15-yard return of Dallas backup quarterback Kellen Moore's fumble.

Tolzien led a 60-yard drive to Adam Vinatieri's 33-yard field goal in the second quarter, highlighted by a 25-yard pass to Kamar Aiken. Tolzien, who is 0-2-1 as an NFL starter, finished 10 of 14 for 70 yards.

"We need to start faster," said Tolzien, the only one of the three current potential backups with NFL experience. "We need to get first downs, which keep the momentum going and get the offensive rhythm going."

Stephen Morris, the third quarterback to play, finally got the Colts an offensive touchdown on an 18-yard throw to Fred Brown with 57 seconds remaining. Morris was 11 of 115 for 111 yards, most of it with Indianapolis down two scores in the fourth quarter.

BEHIND ELLIOTT

McFadden looked like a capable fill-in for Elliott with 59 yards on nine carries, but was stripped by Matthias Farley on his final run late in the first quarter. Alfred Morris, who also figures to see action during Elliott's suspension, had nine carries for 49 yards. Rod Smith, who has had a strong camp, had 53 yards on seven carries.

FINALLY ON THE FIELD

Dallas linebacker Jaylon Smith, Rod Smith's younger brother, made his preseason debut in his first game since a devastating knee injury in his final college game with Notre Dame at the Fiesta Bowl two seasons ago. The Cowboys drafted him in the second round last year.

His only tackle on a short pass forced the second straight three-and-out to start the game for the Colts. "From Day One, I've believed in myself, and I thank all the supporters everywhere, even everyone who doubted me," said Smith, who played 12 snaps.

NO REST FOR 40-SOMETHINGS

While the Cowboys didn't use Dan Bailey again after a 25-yard field goal in the first half, the 44-year-old Vinatieri kept kicking after halftime, adding a 42-yarder. Of course, he's trying to get used to a new snapper and holder going into his 22nd season.

ROOKIE WATCH

Colts: Marlon Mack, a fourth-round pick out of South Florida, led the team with 45 yards rushing on five carries.

Cowboys: Rush, undrafted out of Central Michigan, had his third straight solid preseason outing with second-half TD tosses to another pair of rookies in Noah Brown and Lance Lenoir.

UP NEXT

Colts: At Pittsburgh next Saturday.

Cowboys: Oakland at home next Saturday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Cowboys
11:26 Dez Bryant 32 yd pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick) 0 7
02:02 Lavar Edwards 15 yd opp fumble return (Adam Vinatieri kick) 7 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Cowboys
07:26 Dan Bailey 25 yd FG 7 10
02:47 Adam Vinatieri 33 yd FG 10 10

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Cowboys
04:34 Adam Vinatieri 42 yd FG 13 10
01:32 Noah Brown 19 yd pass from Cooper Rush (Sam Irwin-Hill kick) 13 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Cowboys
08:46 Lance Lenoir 3 yd pass from Cooper Rush (Sam Irwin-Hill kick) 13 24
00:57 Fred Brown 18 yd pass from Stephen Morris (failed 2pt Pass from Stephen Morris) 19 24

Team Stats
  Indianapolis Dallas
1st Downs 14 31
Total Yards 265 476
Passing 206 316
Passing Completions/Attempts 26-37 25-38
Yards/Pass 5.4 8.1
Rushing 59 160
Rushing Attempts 15 32
Yards/Rush 3.9 5.0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 26:12 33:48

Indianapolis Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Stephen Morris 11 15 111 7.4 1 0
Scott Tolzien 10 14 70 5.0 0 0
Phillip Walker 5 8 33 4.1 0 0

Dallas Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Kellen Moore 10 21 131 6.2 0 0
Dak Prescott 7 8 106 13.2 1 0
Cooper Rush 8 9 92 10.2 2 0

Indianapolis Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Marlon Mack 5 45 9.0 0 23
Robert Turbin 5 15 3.0 0 11
JoJo Natson Jr. 1 7 7.0 0 7
Frank Gore 2 4 2.0 0 3
Stephen Morris 1 0 0.0 0 0
Phillip Walker 1 -12 -12.0 0 -12

Dallas Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Darren McFadden 9 59 6.6 0 14
Rod Smith 7 53 7.6 0 20
Alfred Morris 9 49 5.4 0 18
Ronnie Hillman 5 3 0.6 0 4
Kellen Moore 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
Cooper Rush 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Indianapolis Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
JoJo Natson Jr. 3 60 20.0 0 25
Fred Brown 2 33 16.5 1 18
Kamar Aiken 1 25 25.0 0 25
Robert Turbin 3 17 5.7 0 8
Phillip Dorsett 2 15 7.5 0 11
Marlon Mack 2 14 7.0 0 13
Jack Doyle 3 12 4.0 0 7
George Winn 2 10 5.0 0 5
Quan Bray 1 8 8.0 0 8
Bug Howard 1 7 7.0 0 7
Troymaine Pope 3 5 1.7 0 9
Darrell Daniels 2 5 2.5 0 6
Henry Krieger-Coble 1 3 3.0 0 3

Dallas Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Dez Bryant 2 55 27.5 1 32
Lance Lenoir 4 51 12.8 1 24
Uzoma Nwachukwu 3 36 12.0 0 18
Brice Butler 2 31 15.5 0 21
Brian Brown 3 28 9.3 0 15
Rod Smith 3 27 9.0 0 10
Jason Witten 2 24 12.0 0 17
Cole Beasley 2 23 11.5 0 13
Noah Brown 1 19 19.0 1 19
Geoff Swaim 1 17 17.0 0 17
Keith Smith 1 14 14.0 0 14
Darren McFadden 1 4 4.0 0 4

Indianapolis Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Luke Rhodes 6 2 0 0
Matthias Farley 3 1 0 0
Tyvis Powell 3 0 0 0
Anthony Walker Jr. 3 2 0 0
Barkevious Mingo 2 0 1 13
Jon Bostic 2 1 0 0
Tyson Graham 2 0 0 0
T.J. Green 2 1 0 0
T.Y. McGill 2 1 0 0
Antonio Morrison 2 2 0 0
Tarell Basham 1 0 0 0
Dante Blackmon 1 0 0 0
Josh Boyd 1 0 0 0
Lavar Edwards 1 0 0 0
Lee Hightower 1 1 0 0
Tevin Mitchel 1 1 0 0
JoJo Natson Jr. 1 0 0 0
Hassan Ridgeway 1 0 0 0
Jabaal Sheard 1 0 0 0
Grover Stewart 1 0 0 0
Jhaustin Thomas 1 0 0 0
Andrew Williamson 1 1 0 0
Al Woods 1 0 0 0
Henry Anderson 0 0 0 0
Akeem Ayers 0 0 0 0
Darius Butler 0 1 0 0
Vontae Davis 0 1 0 0
Johnathan Hankins 0 2 0 0
Rashaan Melvin 0 1 0 0
Robert Turbin 0 0 0 0
Quincy Wilson 0 0 0 0
George Winn 0 0 0 0

Dallas Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jeff Heath 5 0 0 0
Duke Thomas 3 2 0 0
Damien Wilson 3 2 0 0
Dejaun Butler 2 2 0 0
Kennan Gilchrist 2 2 0 0
Byron Jones 2 0 0 0
Damontre' Moore 1 0 1 8
Robert Blanton 1 0 0 0
Kavon Frazier 1 2 0 0
David Irving 1 2 0 0
Benson Mayowa 1 1 0 0
Mark Nzeocha 1 1 0 0
Orlando Scandrick 1 1 0 0
Sammy Seamster 1 0 0 0
Jameill Showers 1 0 0 0
Jaylon Smith 1 0 0 0
Charles Tapper 1 0 0 0
Marquez White 1 2 0 0
Woody Baron 0 1 0 0
Anthony Hitchens 0 2 0 0
Joey Ivie 0 1 0 0
Joseph Jones 0 1 0 0
Leon McFadden 0 2 0 0
Kyle Wilber 0 1 0 0
Terrance Williams 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Dallas Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Indianapolis Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
JoJo Natson Jr. 1 25 25.0 0 25

Dallas Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Duke Thomas 1 17 17.0 0 17
Rod Smith 1 9 9.0 0 9

Indianapolis Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
JoJo Natson Jr. 1 7 7.0 0 7

Dallas Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Lance Lenoir 4 20 5.0 0 16

Indianapolis Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Adam Vinatieri 2 2 100.0 42

Dallas Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dan Bailey 1 1 100.0 25
Sam Irwin-Hill 0 1 0.0

Indianapolis Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jeff Locke 4 168 46
Rigoberto Sanchez 2 112 63

Dallas Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Chris Jones 2 72 43
Sam Irwin-Hill 1 42 42