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Bears Fall Behind Big, Rally Falls Short in 41-28 Loss To Cowboys

The Bears had plenty of chances on Thursday night, but a defense that couldn’t get off the field and an offense that got going way too late led the team to yet another home loss, this time 41-28 to the 9-4 Dallas Cowboys.

Chicago allowed six straight drives of touchdowns to the Cowboys, starting in the second quarter through the third, as Dallas turned a 7-7 game into a 35-7 rout before the Bears finally got things going.

It was the Cowboys offense that was the story of the night, as the Bears defense was no match for them. Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes and running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 179 yards and another score in the win.

Chicago just wasn’t able to come up with stops when they needed it. They allowed a fourth down touchdown to Murray inside the one in the second quarter, and multiple times the Bears had shots to get off the field on third downs, but Romo made key plays to keep drives alive.

As for the Bears offense, it was only down 28 they finally seemed to get things going.

After an awful first half for Matt Forte that included rushing for just five yards, with 7:17 left he scored on a one-yard run and then was able to convert a two-point conversion to cut the Dallas lead to 17 at 38-21.

The rally continued as Jay Feely kicked an onside kick that the Bears recovered, and they eventually scored when Jay Cutler rushed in from 10 yards out to make it 38-28.

It was as close as they would get, as the Cowboys kicked a field goal and a late Cutler pick sealed the win for Dallas, who move to their biggest game of the year next Sunday vs the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Cutler was 32-for-45 for 341 yards and tight end Martellus Bennett led the way with 12 catches for 84 yards and a score for the Bears.

Now at 5-8, the Bears can only wrap up the year at best at .500, and it’s almost a for sure they will again be on the outside looking in at the post season.

Next week they will host Drew Brees and the Saints on Monday Night Football.

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