The Colts got themselves off to a great start in the first quarter, with Denico Autry blocking a field goal which resulted in points for the Colts after getting Marlon Mack going on a drive from a short field. The defense did their part afterward too, despite letting Ezekiel Elliott leading the Cowboys down the field on a long drive that reached the goal line, a defensive stand on 4th and 1 yet again stopped the Cowboys from scoring, and gave the Colts back the ball.
However, a penalty riddled drive down the field for the Colts resulted in them giving the ball back to the Cowboys. Despite the Cowboys getting another long drive going and keeping it alive by converting on 4th and 1 at midfield. That was as far as that drive would go. Rookie Tyquan Lewis came up big on 3rd and 9, getting his second sack of the game and ending another drive for the Cowboys with no points.
The Colts got the ball back with just under 2 minutes in the half and immediately went to the hurry up offense with 3 timeouts and began moving the ball downfield with a couple nice catches by T.Y. Hilton. Ebron took a nasty hit and left the field for a couple plays, but was able to return a few plays later. They finished the drive with a 43-yard Vinatieri field goal to make the game 10-0 at the half.
Hopefully the Colts can continue this effort in the second half and continue to add to their lead.