The NFL kicks off Week 14 on Thursday night on NFL Network when the DALLAS COWBOYS (8-4) visit the CHICAGO BEARS (5-7) at Soldier Field in Chicago (NFLN, 8:25 PM ET).
Chicago aims to rebound from a 34-17 loss at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.
DeMarco Murray and Matt Forte’s scrimmage totals this season:
COWBOYS: Are 5-0 on road, best record in NFL…QB TONY ROMO had 3 TDs & 109.2 rating in last game vs. Chi. Is 7-2 as starter on Thurs. with 103.1 rating…RB DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 146 yards in last year’s meeting. Leads NFL with 1,427 rush yards. Has 100+ rush yards in 10 of 12 games. Has 4 rush TDs in past 2 on Thurs…WR DEZ BRYANT has 6 TDs in past 5. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 100+ yards or TD. Since 2012, leads NFL with 35 rec. TDs. TE JASON WITTEN aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with TD & has TD in 3 of past 4 meetings…DT HENRY MELTON spent previous 5 seasons (2009-13) with Chi. & faces former team for 1st time. Leads team with 5 sacks. DE JEREMY MINCEY is 2nd on club with 3 sacks & had FR last week. S BARRY CHURCH leads team with 72 tackles & LB ROLANDO MC CLAIN ranks 2nd with 62 tackles in 10 games. DE TYRONE CRAWFORD had sack & FF last week…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER is 2-0 vs. Dal., completing 39 of 53 (73.6 pct.) for 552 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 138.2 rating…In last meeting, RB MATT FORTÉ rushed for 102 yards & had 7 catches for 73 yards & TD. In past 8 at home, has 1,193 scrimmage yards (149.1 per game), 754 rush yards (94.3 per game) & 9 TDs (5 rush, 4 rec.). Is only player in NFL with 800+ rush (828) & 650+ rec. (650) yards…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 22 catches for 432 yards (108 per game) & 3 TDs in 4 games vs. Dal. Has 13 rec. TDs in past 14 at home. WR ALSHON JEFFERY had 2 TDs last week. Has 4 TDs in past 3. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT was drafted by Dal. in 2008 (2nd Rd., No. 61 overall) & played 1st 4 years with Cowboys (2008-11). Had 109 yards last week…DE JARED ALLEN had 2 sacks last week. Since 2004, leads NFL with 133 sacks. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs.
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