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Dallas Cowboys rout Indianapolis Colts, clinch NFC East

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 21: Tony Romo #9

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 21: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys greets head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts after play at AT&T Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.

The Cowboys (11-4) emphatically ended a three-game home losing streak, scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions to take the NFC East.

Dallas had an opening for its first division title and postseason berth since 2009 because of Philadelphia's 27-24 loss at Washington on Saturday. The Eagles were eliminated with the Cowboys' win.

The Colts (10-5) didn't have much to play for with the AFC South title secured, and looked like it while barely avoiding their first shutout loss in 21 years.

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