Game Blog: Colts defeat Cowboys 23-0

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Follow game day with Eyewitness News as the Colts host the Dallas Cowboys in Lucas Oil Stadium.

4:15 p.m. - Sports reporters Dave Calabro and Taylor Tannebaum hear from coach Frank Reich in a post-game conference and chat with the team from the locker room.

3:55 p.m. - Colts dominate the Cowboys in a complete shut out! FINAL SCORE: 23-0. The Colts remain in the run for the playoffs after a major comeback in the season, winning seven of their last eight games and stopping their opponent's winning streak for the second straight week.

3:49 p.m. - The Colts are showing no mercy on the Cowboys with a fourth quarter sack from Denico Autry followed by an interception from George Odum.

3:36 p.m. - Darius Leonard holds the Colts records for tackles in a rookie season.

3:04 p.m. - Vinarieri's kick is good! Colts up 23-0.

2:46 p.m. - Marlon Mack's six-yard touchdown run gives the Colts a 17-0 lead.

2:25 p.m. - After missed opportunities by the Cowboys, Colts lead 10-0 at halftime.

1:55 p.m. - Driving from deep in their own territory after hold Dallas on downs, the Colts can't overcome their own penalties but flip the field on a punt to the Cowboys 9.

1:40 p.m. - Mostly on the legs of Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys move 73 yards to the Colts 2. But on 4th and 1, after taking a timeout, Dallas calls on Elliott again and the Colts stuff him for a loss and take over.

1:21 p.m. - Great running by Marlon Mack sets up the Colts with a 1st and goal the Dallas 1. On third down, Mack takes it in for a 7-0 lead. He carried 5 times for 31 yards on the TD drive.

1:13 p.m. - Leonard's touchdown is reversed on replay, but the Colts take over in Cowboys territory at the 44.

1:10 p.m. - After taking the opening kickoff, Dallas drives to the Colts 31. But the Colts defense gets a stop, and the Cowboys 48-yard field goal try is blocked. Darius Leonard pulls the loose ball out of the pile and takes it in for a touchdown.

11:30 a.m. - Colts list their inactive players for today's game:

8:30 a.m. - Colts fans are already starting to show up outside Lucas Oil Stadium ahead of today's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Colts' playoff hopes are on the line and the Cowboys may be tough to beat. The roof will be closed and kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Sometimes procrastinating doesn't pay off, but if you're still looking for tickets, you may be in luck. On Saturday night, the cheapest seats were nearly $200 each. As of Sunday morning, some could be found for as low as $120 apiece.

There are also more expensive seats that can get you closer to the action, like the pair behind the Colts bench on the 50 yard line that's listed for about $500 each.

All of this is a huge turnaround from earlier in the season, when the Colts weren't playing as well and tickets were far less expensive.

Tune in to WTHR Sunrise as we talk with tailgaters about their hopes for the game. -Anna Carrera