Cowboys-Bears Capsule

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Associated Press

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:01 AM

DALLAS (7-5) at CHICAGO (6-6)

Monday, 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Pick 'em

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 8-4, Chicago 2-8-2

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 13-10

LAST MEETING —Bears beat Cowboys 34-18, Oct. 1, 2012

LAST WEEK —Cowboys beat Raiders 31-24; Bears lost to Vikings 23-20, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING —Cowboys No. 12, Bears No. 16

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (27), PASS (15)

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (27), PASS (31)

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (19), PASS (6)

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (32), PASS (14)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Cowboys tied with Philadelphia for NFC East lead, seeking third straight win. ... Tony Romo with 3,140 yards passing this season hit 3,000 mark for team-record sixth time. Has at least 300 yards passing in all three games vs. Chicago, but also threw five interceptions against Bears last year. ... TE Jason Witten tied for fourth on franchise list with 50 TD catches. ... RB DeMarco Murray ran for career-high three TDs last week. ... LB Sean Lee could be back after missing two games with strained hamstring. ... Bears to retire Hall of Famer Mike Ditka's No. 89 at halftime. ... Bears' offense averaging 381.4 yards, fifth highest in franchise history. ... QB Jay Cutler 2-0 against Dallas with five TDs and no interceptions, but while sidelined by injury, his backup, Josh McCown has nine TDs and one INT this season. ... WR Alshon Jeffery broke own team record with 249 yards receiving last week. Jeffery (1,109 yards) and Brandon Marshall (990 yards) give Bears league's top receiving duo. ... S Major Wright had career-high two INTs in last game against Cowboys. ... RB Matt Forte fifth in NFL with 971 yards rushing.

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