INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jason Garrett and Frank Reich understand the high stakes of Sundays game.If Dallas wins … air-jersey , it clinches the NFC East. If Indianapolis wins, it stays in the hunt for the AFCs final playoff spot and possibly even a division crown.The two coaches and their players will get one more precious late-season chance to see how they stack up against another postseason contender and what can be done to keep playing into January.Article continues below ...Most people call this the dash for cash, Colts tight end Eric Ebron said. So you just try to win.Few teams have done more lately than the Colts (7-6) or Cowboys (8-5).Rather than folding after starting 1-5, Andrew Luck & Co. turned things around with six wins in seven games and tying Baltimore, Miami and Tennessee for the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff chase.Lucks comeback has happened during perhaps the best season of his career with 34 touchdown passes, second in the league and six short of his career high, a career-best completion rate of 67.7 percent and he is 241 yards away from the fourth 4,000-yard season of this career.This time, Luck also is working with an improved defense that has allowed 17.1 points over the past seven weeks and ranks among the leagues top third in sacks and negative plays.The combination has upped the ante for Colts opponents.They attack you a lot of different ways, Garrett said. Its aggressive, its attacking and its a balanced offense. You have to be ready for a lot of different things.Dallas also made a dramatic midseason turn.After starting 3-5, the Cowboys made a deal for receiver Amari Cooper and everything suddenly changed.Running back Ezekiel Elliott has charged back into the NFL rushing lead and quarterback Dak Prescott started making more potent plays.Dallas defense has climbed to No. 4 in yards allowed and now people around town believe the Cowboys could win their first divisional-round game since the 1995 playoffs if they make it.One thing is clear: Dallas is all-in.It will be a great challenge. Its going to take every person over there D.K. Metcalf Jersey , but I think defenses like that challenge, Reich said when asked about slowing down Elliott. I know our defense will like that challenge. Its not going to be easy, they are going to get some runs. If Zeke has 95 yards that might be considered a win.TACKLING STARSWhile much of the focus this weekend will be on high-profile offensive stars such as Luck and Prescott, rookie linebackers Darius Leonard and Leighton Vander Esch will play big roles, too.The leagues official stats show Leonard leading the league with 135 tackles despite missing one game with an injury.Vander Esch has played well, too. The Cowboys credit him with 136 tackles, tied for the franchises rookie record, league stats show Vander Esch with 108 tied for No. 6 overall and second among rookies to Leonard.LINE DANCEWhile Colts starting center Ryan Kelly could return after missing three straight games with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, Cowboys right guard Zack Martin will miss a game for the first time in his career in what wouldve been his first trip to his hometown.Martin, a four-time Pro Bowler and 2014 All-Pro, sprained the MCL in his left knee during the preseason and left both games against defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia after aggravating the injury. He returned to the first Philadelphia game, but didnt come back in last weeks victory and has been declared out for Sunday.Kelly … ton-jersey , meanwhile, was limited in practice Wednesday. He said he hopes to play through the pain with a brace.Before he was injured, the Colts allowed one sack in six games. Indy has given up six sacks in the three games he missed.REJOINING THE YOUNGSTERS?Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee practiced this week for first time since leaving a game Nov. 5 against Tennessee with his second hamstring injury this season and he could be rejoining the linebacker rotation Sunday.If he does, the focus will be on how it works.Vander Esch and Lee play the same position and 23-year-old Jaylon Smith, a former Notre Dame star, also played well this season. The two youngsters have embraced playing big roles while Lee, a 2014 All-Pro choice, was on the mend.FANCY FEETEight Colts players will wear special cleats this weekend to promote various charities.Luck will wear shoes bearing Indianapolis renown Riley Hospital for Children, which he has worked with since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2012.Three players Leonard, linebacker Anthony Walker and safety Mathias Farley are using their cleats to draw attention to the Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation. Jackson was killed in a traffic accident in February. CHICAGO (AP) Bears coach Matt Nagy decided to rest his starters for the next-to-last preseason game rather than use it as the customary regular-season tuneup.And the backups proved that theyre also ready for the regular season. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel directed touchdown drives on the first three possessions and the Bears defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 on Saturday.Its a confidence builder, for sure, Daniel said.The Bears played in the Hall of Fame Game and have been practicing since July 20 Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , and Nagy liked what hed seen in practices.So he decided Friday to keep starters out of what normally would be a dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener at Green Bay on Sept. 9.This was, for me, more of just knowing the pulse of our team, Nagy said. I know this team better than anybody right now.Daniel replaced Mitchell Trubisky against the Chiefs, the team Nagy last year served as offensive coordinator. Nagy didnt think Trubisky, who is in his second year as a starter, would have benefited greatly after about 2,000 preseason and training camp snaps.Weve had some grueling practices against Denver, some live reps in our past couple preseason games, Nagy said.Playing against Chiefs defensive starters and then the backups, Daniel led the Bears to a 24-10 halftime lead.Daniel, a Chiefs backup quarterback from 2013-15 … nes-jersey , finished 15 of 18 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. The first two Bears touchdown drives came against Kansas Citys starting defense, minus injured safety Eric Berry and four other injured players.I felt like I was seeing it pretty good out there today, Daniel said.Wide-open receiver Kevin White caught Daniels 29-yard TD pass in the first quarter to break a 7-7 tie, and Daniel then found Javon Wims for a 7-yard TD pass in the back corner of the end zone and a 21-10 lead.Benny Cunningham ran in from 13 yards for Chicagos first TD and Cody Parkey added a 48-yard field goal just before halftime.Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II and the starting offense played into the third quarter against the backup Bears defense, and showed inconsistency.Mahomes flipped a short pass to the right side and Kareem Hunt turned it into a 19-yard TD for a 7-7 tie. Then he led a 49-yard drive ending in Harrison Butkers second-quarter 47-yard field goal.Mahomes didnt produce a big play on Saturday, and finished 18 of 24 for 196 yards. He left the game with the Chiefs down 24-10 in the third quarter.For me, I thought today was a good day as far as taking what was there and at the same time attacking the defense, Mahomes said.The Chiefs had eight penalties for 85 yards and a third-quarter drive ended at the Chicago 5-yard line.We can learn from this offensively, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. Youre in the red zone you have to put points on the board. You cant have penalties. We had way too many penalties. Special teams, offense and defense, and tackling we have to make sure we work on that.Again, thats what the preseason is for.A FIRST TDBears wide receiver Kevin Whites 29-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was the first touchdown he has scored since coming into the NFL as the seventh pick in the 2015 draft. White missed 2015 and much of 2016 with leg injuries Ugo Amadi Jersey , and played one game last year before suffering a shoulder injury. He is vying for a roster spot in a crowded wide receiver competition and has Nagys eye.I root for underdogs, I love underdogs, Nagy said. And so when you have an underdog that fights his tail off to improve and when people dont believe in him and he proves the people who do believe in him right, then theres nothing better to me.HOMECOMINGNagy and his mentor, Reid, shared a hug and a few moments after the game.Nagy also had a long talk after the game with Mahomes, who started a game for the Chiefs last year as a rookie.I told him good luck, Mahomes said. He was someone that I really got to know last year and really built a great relationship with him. Im excited for him and his future with Chicago.ROUGH STUFFChiefs linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon was flagged for roughing Daniel in the second quarter, even though Daniel was tackled with the ball still in his hand. Daniel said it was because Kpassagnon drove him into the ground with the full force of his body.I got crushed, Daniel said. Im glad I was wearing full pads out there.Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers last year suffered a broken collarbone on a similar hit.NATIONAL ANTHEMThere were no protests during the anthem.INJURIESBears wide receiver Marlon Brown left in the second quarter with a possible concussion and did not return. Bears reserve tackle Bradley Sowell was assisted from the field in the fourth quarter with a leg injury.NEXT UPChiefs: Close the preseason Thursday by hosting the Green Bay Packers.Bears: Close the preseason Thursday by hosting the Buffalo Bills.