The Dallas Cowboys were due for a letdown and they found their run of five straight wins come to an end with a 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis.
A road win would have secured their first NFC East Title in five years but instead the loss left the Cowboys doubting their own championship mettle.
The Cowboys had not been shutout since 2003 and the loss dropped them to 8-6 and with the Redskins winning their game against Jacksonville today means the Cowboys now can’t lay claim to the division crown until week 16.
Early miscues such as a blocked field goal and the poorest defensive performance of the season was turned in by the Dallas defense that had dominated the Saints and Eagles in recent weeks.
Injuries on the offense line are now affecting the Cowboys in every way on offense. No running lanes and porous pass protection has quarterback Dak Prescott forcing throws and makes deep balls difficult to get to Amari Cooper.
The loss however really didn’t affect the Cowboys playoff seeding as they will still most likely be the fourth seed once they clinch their division and have a home playoff game.
The NFC East must be secured first of course.