While the revamped Colts secondary has received positive reviews out of training camp, the Dak Prescott-led Dallas Cowboys racked up 95 yards on seven plays in their opening drive Aug. 19.
Considering the first-team secondary has seen only backup
QB Scott Tolzien throughout training camp with Andrew Luck’s continued absence, will the young unit be ready for the season? “We need more grown men on this team,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said after the 24-19 loss.
Rookie watch: RB Marlon Mack had a breakout performance against Dallas. The fourthround pick from South Florida rushed for 45 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 14 yards. After the game, Pagano hinted that Mack could see work earlier in the next preseason game against Pittsburgh. … CB Quincy
Wilson, a second-round pick, injured his knee and left the game but said he didn’t think it was serious despite swelling and a slight limp.
Noteworthy: Pagano praised the team’s ability to force turnovers against the Cowboys, something that was painfully lacking last season. The Colts forced three fumbles and recovered two. Pagano said the team has put a huge emphasis on in- creasing those takeaways. … RB
Frank Gore rushed for 4 yards on two carries, while WR T.Y.
Hilton was underthrown on two attempts from Tolzien. … After QB Stephen Morris was more effective than Tolzien for a second consecutive week, Pagano said the third-stringer has forced the coaching staff to re-evaluate the situation.