Jason Garrett: DeMarco Murray’s showing Sunday was season’s best

IRVING, Texas – A week ago today, DeMarco Murray had surgery to stabilize a fourth metacarpal in his left hand with a plate and eight screws. The stitches still remain. But Murray did not have any setbacks, according to coach Jason Garrett. In fact, Garrett called Murray’s 22-carry, 58-yard, one-touchdown game in the 42-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts his best of the season. “He’s had other games where the numbers are a little bit gaudier, more impressive, but just his mindset and his demeanor all week long and what that meant to our football team was really, really significant,” Garrett said.

Cowboys plan to play regulars at Washington

IRVING, Texas – Even with only a slight chance at being one of the top two seeds in the NFC, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett will rest players for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins. In order to get homefield advantage, the Cowboys need to beat Washington, have the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions tie in their meeting and need the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals to lose. Even with a loss to the Redskins they can still get a first-round bye .

Touchdown meant a lot to Brandon Weeden

IRVING, Texas -- In the bigger Dallas Cowboys' picture, Brandon Weeden's 43-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win against the Indianapolis Colts does not mean much. But it meant a lot to Weeden. "I needed that, especially with this being the first time I played since Arizona and it kinda leaves a bad taste in your mouth when you don’t play as well as you want to," Weeden said. "It was nice to get out there and execute and throw a nice ball like that.

Defensive snaps from the Cowboys’ 42-7 win over Indianapolis

Here's a look at the snap counts for each of the Dallas Cowboys' defensive players in Sunday's 42-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts: Sterling Moore 55 Orlando Scandrick 48 Brandon Carr 46 J.J. Wilcox 42 Barry Church 40 Jeremy Mincey 34 Tyrone Crawford 34 Anthony Spencer 33 Henry Melton 33 DeMarcus Lawrence 32 Anthony Hitchens 30 Rolando McClain 29 Nick Hayden 29 Terrell McClain 28 Tyler Patmon 25 C.J. Spillman 22 Kyle Wilber 21 George Selvie 21 Bruce Carter 20 Jeff Heath 20 Cam Lawrence 20 Keith Smith 20 Hitchens, a fourth-round pick, keeps playing better every week.

Offensive snaps from the Cowboys’ 42-7 win over Indianapolis

Here's a look at the snap counts for each of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive players in Sunday's 42-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts: Travis Frederick 63 Ronald Leary 63 Tyron Smith 63 Jermey Parnell 63 Tony Romo 57 Zack Martin 57 Jason Witten 55 Dez Bryant 48 Terrance Williams 42 DeMarco Murray 31 James Hanna 30 Joseph Randle 22 Gavin Escobar 18 Cole Beasley 17 Tyler Clutts 15 Dwayne Harris 15 Lance Dunbar 8 Devin Street 11 Mackenzy Bernadeau 6 Brandon Weeden 6 Tony Hills 3 Murray inspired his teammates and the coaching staff with his non-wavering commitment to play just six days after having a metal plate and eight screws inserted in the ring finger on his left hand after breaking it.

Cowboys find home crowd to their liking

IRVING, Texas -- AT&T Stadium will host a playoff game for the second time in its six years. Last week that might not have been the best thing for the Dallas Cowboys, who are the NFL’s only undefeated team on the road. After Sunday’s 42-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts, maybe it is a good thing. “I feel very comfortable with our team playing at home and I would rather play at home, believe me,” quarterback Tony Romo said.

Cowboys’ D has best performance of the season

IRVING, Texas -- If you’re looking for an impressive statistic for the Dallas Cowboys' defense from Sunday's 42-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts, stop with this one: The Colts had 10 carries for 1 yard. Now, the Colts are nowhere near an elite rushing team, but 1 yard? That is incredible. Tony Romo had more rushing yards than the Colts, with 28 yards on three carries. Lance Dunbar had two carries and more yards (4) than the Colts. It is the fewest rushing yards the Cowboys have allowed in a game in franchise history and tied for the ninth fewest in NFL history.