Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Dallas Cowboys stayed perfect on the
road and ended a three-game losing streak to the Chicago Bears by getting the
ball to DeMarco Murray every chance they could.
Murray had 41 touches and gained 228 yards from scrimmage as the Cowboys shook
off a demoralizing division loss on Thanksgiving to beat the Bears 41-28 on
There was no relief for the Bears, who lost not only the game, but also star
wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was taken away from Soldier Field in an
ambulance after suffering an injury to his ribs in the first half, though he
tweeted later that he was OK.
Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, followed last year’s 146-yard effort against
the Bears with 179 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries and added 49 yards on
Tony Romo had three touchdown passes — two to Cole Beasley — and earned his
eighth career win in Thursday games as he and the Cowboys bounced back from a
33-10 loss to NFC East rival Philadelphia by winning in Chicago for the first
time since 2007.
Their loss a week ago came at home, of course, giving the Eagles the division
lead for at least a week. It’s on the road where the Cowboys (9-4) have
thrived this season, going 6-0.
Matt Forte and Jay Cutler rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter —
Cutler after an onside kick, cutting a 25-point Dallas lead to 10. But the
Bears (5-8) lost for the second week in a row after falling in Detroit on