Dallas Cowboys fans are currently unable to see their team in the NFL playoff picture.
That comes as a result of Sunday victories by the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys have faced off 27 times (including two postseason games), with the Chicago Bears winning 12 and the Dallas Cowboys 15 of those encounters.
However, if the Cowboys can beat the Chicago Bears on Monday night and extend their winning streak to three games, they’ll move up to third place in the NFC. Dallas lost to the Bears on Monday Night Football in October last year by a score of 16 points after committing five turnovers during the game.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, have improved this season while Chicago has been severely hampered by injury.
Since losing quarterback Jay Cutler one month ago, they have only won one game, and Cutler will be out again Monday night. Dallas has to make DeMarco Murray the focal point of their offense or at least anything that is comparable.
Murray won’t go unutilized if that is the intended outcome. Since Week 7, this decimated Bears defense has allowed a league-high 5.9 yards per carrying.
That defense is a mess without Henry Melton, Nate Collins, D.J. Williams, Lance Briggs, Stephen Paea, and Charles Tillman.