As Ezekiel Elliott continues to stay out of games while his suspension appeal is underway, the Dallas Cowboys are getting down to business on the field. In their third preseason game, the team started quarterback Dak Prescott, as well as star receiver Dez Bryant. In addition, several of the running backs who will be taking over Elliott's spot if his suspension holds up were on display. Here's the latest Colts vs. Cowboys game recap with top performers, stats, and a look at the next preseason games for these two teams.

NFL game recap

In just the first quarter of tonight's game, Dallas Cowboys fans were treated to what they may see quite a bit in the coming season.

Starting QB Dak Prescott found Dez Bryant for a 32-yard touchdown pass. Prescott finished the game with a 7-for-8 performance for 106 yards and the one touchdown pass. Backup Cooper Rush added an 8-for-9 passing game with 92 yards and two touchdowns as his targeted receivers on the scores included Lance Lenoir and Noah Brown. Kellen Moore also got some time at QB and finished 10-for-21 with 131 total passing yards. On the ground, Darren McFadden had nine carries for 59 yards, while Rod Smith had seven carries for 53 yards. The team's third option, veteran Rod Smith, finished with 49 yards on nine carries.

Stephen Morris had a good bit of time at quarterback for the Indianapolis colts tonight and finished with 111 yards and a touchdown pass on 11-for-15 passing.

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Andrew Luck's possible backup this season, Scott Tolzien, also had a 10-for-14 passing night and finished with 70 yards, getting sacked once. The Colts had a receiving touchdown from Morris to Freddie Brown, while using a wide range of receivers. Bruce Natson had three catches for 60 yards with his longest a 25-yard grab. Veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri kept his team alive with multiple field goals in the game.

Dallas held a 7-0 lead in the first quarter until Kellen Moore was sacked near the end zone by Barkeviovs Mingo. From there, Mingo had an easy fumble return for a touchdown to tie up the game. The Cowboys and Colts would trade field goals in the second to go into the half tied 10-10. Dallas managed to score two more touchdowns in the second half.

In the fourth quarter, Morris found Freddie Brown for the 18-yard touchdown. The Colts attempted a two-point conversion but failed in their attempt. Dallas regained the ball with about 45 seconds to go and was able to run out the clock.

Next preseason games

The Dallas Cowboys are now 2-1 in the preseason so far. They'll host the Oakland Raiders next Saturday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

With tonight's loss, the Indianapolis Colts find themselves at 0-2 for the preseason. They will now take on the Pittsburgh Steelers next Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.