Indianapolis Colts

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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.

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