Battle of the mediocre: Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears

Thursday Night Capsule – Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears
THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:

DALLAS COWBOYS (6-6) AT CHICAGO BEARS (6-6)

Week 14 of the NFL’s 100th season kicks off on Thursday, December 2 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime), as the Dallas Cowboys travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears. The Cowboys hold the all-time series advantage, 13-11, including victories in each of the past two matchups between the two clubs. In their last meeting in Week 3 of the 2016 season, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT recorded his first career game with both a passing and rushing touchdown and running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 140 yards as the Cowboys defeated the Bears, 31-17.

Chicago enters Thursday night with a two-game winning streak after defeating Detroit, 24-20, on Thanksgiving as quarterback MITCHELL TRUBISKY passed for a season-high 338 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 118.1 passer rating. Last week, rookie running back DAVID MONTGOMERY rushed for 75 yards and recorded his first career touchdown reception, the game-winning score with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Among rookies in 2019, Montgomery ranks second in rushing yards (594) and third in scrimmage yards (767).  Wide receiver ALLEN ROBINSON leads Chicago with 850 receiving yards in 2019 and aims for his third in a row with a touchdown reception. On Thanksgiving, linebacker ROQUAN SMITH led the team with a career-high 15 tackles and registered his first career game with two sacks, becoming the first player since PATRICK WILLIS (December 23, 2007) with at least 15 tackles and two sacks in a single game. Linebacker KHALIL MACK leads the Bears with 6.5 sacks this season and ties for second in the NFL with five forced fumbles. Since entering the NFL in 2014, Mack has 20 career forced fumbles, tied with CHANDLER JONES for the most in the league over that span.

Dallas enters Week 14 atop the NFC East division as Prescott leads the NFL with 3,788 pass yards through the first 13 weeks of the 2019 season. In seven career starts on Thursday, Prescott has 11 total touchdowns (nine passing, two rushing) and a 100.2 passer rating. Elliott, who recorded 137 scrimmage yards on Thanksgiving, enters Thursday night ranked third in the NFC with 1,316 scrimmage yards (990 rushing, 326 receiving) and needs 10 rushing yards for his third career season with at least 1,000 rushing yards. In five career games on Thursday, Elliott has totaled 640 scrimmage yards (128 per game) and five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving). Cowboys wide receiver AMARI COOPER has 971 receiving yards in 2019 and needs 29 against Chicago for his fourth career season with at least 1,000 receiving yards. Cooper is the only player with at least five touchdown receptions in each of the past five seasons and has recorded four touchdown catches in his past four on Thursday. Defensive end ROBERT QUINN leads Dallas with 9.5 sacks this season and aims for his fourth career season with at least 10 sacks.

Adding to television availability, several streaming options will be available to fans. FOX Thursday Night Football games will be available to stream on Amazon via Prime Video and Twitch in addition to NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices.* During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.

For the Week 14 Dallas-Chicago capsule, click here​.

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