Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck
Sep 15, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium. Reuters

The Dallas Cowboys remained perfect in December after dominating the Indianapolis Colts, 42-7 on Sunday to clinch the NFC East. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went for 18-of-20 passes for 218 yards with four touchdowns becoming the franchise’s leader in all time total passing yards at 32,971 while wide receiver Dez Bryant also broke a record, his own total TD catch for the season with 14. But improving to a win-loss record of 11-4 is the most important accomplishment for Dallas as they notched a playoff berth, the first since 2009.

Bryant had 73 receiving yards on just 5 catches while Jason Witten had 90 yards on 7 receptions. DeMarco Murray finished with 58 yards on 22 carries with a score despite playing a broken left hand. Romo established a personal best with 16 consecutive completions.

Colts QB Andrew Luck was intercepted twice and produced just 109 passing yards, a career-low, on 15-of-22 completions. He didn’t finish the game and the Colts dropped to 10-5, still the best record in the AFC South. Indianapolis had 3 turnovers and was out-gained on total yards 377-229 and on the ground, 127-1.

Indianapolis chose to rest most of their stars in this game with a first round bye already clinched. Indianapolis was without receiver T.Y. Hilton with a groin injury and right tackle Gosder Cherilus. Hakeem Nicks had 72 yards on 9 catches.The Indianapolis Colts finish the season against the Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys face the Washington Redskins in their last game.

Dallas has now won three in a row against the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and the Colts. They have won five of their last six games after back-to-back losses in Week 8 and Week 9. The Colts had their four game winning streak snapped.