The Dallas Cowboys came into Soldier Field in need of a convincing win after a brutal outing against the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day. It seemed Dallas was primed and ready as they opened the game with a 17-play drive resulting in Ezekiel Elliott lunging into the endzone on a 2-yard run. The defense responded with Jourdan Lewis intercepting Trubisky in the red zone with some nifty footwork at the left pylon. After that, it was all Chicago.
Not So High-Powered Offense
Facing yet another top-10 defense, Dak Prescott and company could not find consistency on offense after their opening drive.
Prescott looked shaky all evening, completing 27 of 49 attempts while throwing for 334 yards and a touchdown. Sitting atop of the NFL in passing yards, Prescott has been able to accumulate a massive number of yards in garbage time as Dallas has fallen behind early and often as of late.
Both Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper corralled six receptions while doing most of their damage late in the game. Gallup had 109 yards to Cooper’s 83 yards and a touchdown.
Ezekiel Elliott looked like the best Cowboy offensively as he accumulated 81 yards averaging 4.3 yards-per-carry. Zeke found pay-dirt twice while adding 12-yards through the air on two catches. Against a stout Bears’ defense, the Cowboys had to abandon the run as they fell behind early, allowing 24 unanswered points after their opening drive.
Outside of a few highlights here and there, the Cowboys’ defense was mauled by Mitch Trubisky and company. Trubisky only threw for 244 yards but completed 74% of his passes while tossing three touchdowns and one interception.
The Bears ran for a total of 151 yards and a touchdown against the eighth overall Cowboy’s defense. David Montgomery led the way with 86 yards, followed closely by Trubisky with 63. The Bears signal-caller ran the ball ten times averaging 6.3 yards a carry with one rushing touchdown.
The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of a full-blown meltdown as they head home to host the Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium on December 15th.
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