Cowboys' defense has record-setting performance

IRVING, Texas -- We know the Indianapolis Colts prefer to pass, which makes sense considering Andrew Luck is the NFL's best young quarterback.

Still, the Colts average 25.6 carries for 103.2 yards rushing per game. The Dallas Cowboys shut all of that down, making history in the process.

Dallas set a franchise record by limiting the Colts to one measly yard rushing on 10 attempts in their 42-7 blowout win Sunday afternoon.

The previous low by the Cowboys occurred in October 1966, when they held Pittsburgh to seven yards rushing in a 52-21 win.

Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford set the tone, dropping Daniel Herron for a five-yard loss on the Colts' first offensive play. The Colts had four minus runs, and did not have a carry of more than four yards.

"It's a really, really impressive job by the defense. I can honestly say I don't know that I've ever seen that stat line before: 10 rushes for one yard," coach Jason Garrett said. "There were a lot of different reasons for that. They didn't run the ball very much as the game got a little bit out of whack.

"Our guys did a really good job from the start. We had a tackle for loss on the first play of the game and we did a good job tackling and not letting them get anything started."