The Cowboys are back in the spotlight for a big game. They are the Monday night ticket against a Chicago team that needs to pick up its level of play. The Cowboys looked great in week one before struggling in week two at Seattle. Last week, they stepped it up, getting a big win. The Bears, on the other hand, have looked either great or terrible. Jay Cutler has been a big part of the problem, especially in the lone loss at Green Bay. With Matt Forte questionable for this game, the Bears will have a hard time producing against a decent Dallas defense.
When you think about this matchup, you have to consider which version of the Bears you believe in. The Bears have looked up and down on offense. Sometimes they can run with Michael Bush and Khalil Bell. Other times they get stuffed, even with Matt Forte in the lineup. Sometimes they are able to shut people down with their defense. On other occasions, they can’t seem to stop anyone. Will Brandon Marshall show up? Will Jay Cutler have his head? These are the questions that a person must ask himself before making a bet on the Bears.
The Cowboys have some weapons on the outside. This should give them an opportunity to exploit a Chicago secondary that has looked a little bit suspect. Even though Dez Bryant has yet to make a huge impact on any game, the Dallas passing game has looked good with Romo at the helm. If the Cowboys can continue to move the ball in this way, they will have success scoring at home. If they can’t get it going, the tough Bears front seven will take over the game.
The Cowboys are just more than a field goal favorite in this game. That is a significant number and the public has noticed. They are backing Chicago at a steady clip. If you believe that the Bears are for real this season, you have to like this matchup. If you think the Bears will struggle without Forte, you are going to have a hard time backing them on the road. It really depends upon how you view this team – a team that can be very difficult to figure out.
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