December 03, 2014

DALLAS (8-4) at CHICAGO (5-7)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFLN

OPENING LINE - Dallas by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 6-6, Chicago 5-7

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 13-11

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Cowboys, 45-28, Dec. 9, 2013

LAST WEEK - Cowboys lost to Eagles 33-10; Bears lost to Lions 34-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 10, Bears No. 24

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (3), PASS (17).

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (22), PASS (20).

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (26), PASS (14).

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (10), PASS (30).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Both teams played on Thanksgiving. ... Dallas trails Philadelphia by a game in NFC East after giving up 464 yards and losing at home to Eagles. Two teams meet again next week at Philadelphia in game that could be for division lead. ... Cowboys have dropped three of five since 6-1 start. ... Cowboys with league-best 5-0 road record this season. Have won six straight on road since getting blown out at Soldier Field last December. ... QB Tony Romo been bothered by back injury. Threw for 199 yards, got sacked four times with short turnaround last week. ... RB DeMarco Murray leads NFL with 1,427 yards rushing. ... DT Henry Melton has team-leading five sacks. Spent previous five seasons with Bears. ... LB Rolando McClain slowed by knee injury against Eagles that's been bothering him for weeks. ... Bears ran just eight times last week, with Matt Forte getting five carries for 6 yards. ... Martellus Bennett tied with Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski for league lead among tight ends with 65 catches, third with 737 yards receiving. Bennett in second season with Bears after four with Dallas (2008-11), one with New York Giants (2012). ... WR Alshon Jeffery with four TD catches over past three games. ... QB Jay Cutler with 24 TD passes - five shy of Erik Kramer's single-season club record of 29 in 1995. ... Bears signed veteran kicker Jay Feely on Wednesday with Robbie Gould doubtful with right quadriceps injury. Gould has 243 field goals, tied for franchise record with Kevin Butler.

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