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Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Giants.
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Giants. Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images via AFP.

The Dallas Cowboys hope to keep pace in their division with a win in prime time at home against the Indianapolis Colts. Find out which bets we like with our Sunday Night Football prop picks for Week 13 NFL action based on the top odds.

The Cowboys are doing their best to stay close to the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East. They have won four of their last five games, including a 40-3 demolition of the Minnesota Vikings, who lead the NFC North.  

Indianapolis has endured a rough season but has yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. With a record of 4-7-1, the Colts sit just three games behind the Tennessee Titans for first place in the AFC South. The Colts have lost five of their last six games heading into Sunday night’s matchup. 

Here are our top Sunday Night Football prop picks for Week 13 (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Colts vs. Cowboys Odds

Sunday Night Football Prop Picks: Colts vs. Cowboys

  • Cowboys first to score + Cowboys first-quarter Moneyline (-125 via DraftKings)
  • Ezekiel Elliott and Jonathan Taylor Over 135.5 total rushing yards (-115 via DraftKings)
  • Dak Prescott to have 250-plus passing yards and two-plus passing touchdowns (+195 via FanDuel)

Colts vs. Cowboys Prop Predictions

Cowboys 1st to score + Cowboys 1st-quarter ML (-125) ★★★★

Dallas has registered the first score in six games this season. Five times the Cowboys have gone on to tally the most points at the close of the first 15 minutes. The Cowboys are averaging 5.1 points in the first quarter this season. Their defense has contributed along the way, allowing just 1.9 points in the first frame.

The Colts have given up the first score to their opponents five times this year. In total, they finished on the losing end of the first quarter six times. Indianapolis has scored just 24 points overall in the opening quarter of its games. It's failed to score at least one point in the first 15 minutes in eight outings this season. 

Elliott and Taylor Over 135.5 total rushing yards (-115) ★★★★★

Ezekiel Elliot has found himself as a member of a running back committee in Dallas this season, splitting carries almost evenly with Tony Pollard. However, Elliott proved he can still put up decent numbers when he rumbled for 94 yards last week against the New York Giants. Through nine games this season, he's averaged 64.1 rushing yards per game.

Though not the dominant force he was last season, Jonathan Taylor has still managed to rush for 779 yards this season. He is averaging 86.6 yards on the ground per outing, and he's managed to eclipse this total by himself twice in nine games. This week, he faces a Cowboys defense that is allowing 105.3 yards per game to opposing running backs.

Prescott to have 250+ passing yards and 2+ passing TDs (+195) ★★★★

Prescott has reached both of these totals in each of his last four games. He is averaging 232.2 passing yards per game this season, but he's heating up with his full complement of offensive weapons healthy. The Cowboys signal-caller has thrown exactly two touchdowns in three games this season. 

It will, however, take some extra effort for him to hit this mark against a stout Indianapolis passing defense. The Colts rank fifth in the league by surrendering just 190.6 passing yards per game. They are also allowing the sixth fewest passing touchdowns, giving up an average of 1.1 to opposing quarterbacks.

Four quarterbacks have thrown for two scores against the Colts, and three quarterbacks have surpassed 250 yards through the air. None have done both in the same game, but Prescott will change that Sunday night.

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Colts-Cowboys prop picks made 12/4/2022 at 2:35 a.m. ET.