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Cowboys Get Mauled by Bears

After defeating Dallas, the Chicago Bears are now above .500 and can fight for a Wild Card position. I didn't get to catch much of the game but the film shows how inadequate the Dallas Cowboys secondary has been all season.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 05: Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears chases Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 31-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In previous seasons, the Dallas Cowboys utilized the run-heavy offense to ice opposing teams' rhythm. Simply, Dallas thrived on controlling the Time Of Possession statistic and forcing opponents to play catch up. Now, they are usually the team playing catch up.

Last night the Bears led 24-7 in the 2nd half, neutralizing any possibility of HB Ezekiel Elliot being the main focus of the Cowboys offense. While yes, Dak Prescott leads the NFL in passing yards, he also leads the entire NFL in pass attempts. Clearly, the Cowboys have gotten away from their bread and butter.

Good news for the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings sit now just one game ahead in the NFC North. They are scheduled to visit Green Bay after the bye week. Head coach Matt Nagy - having faced criticism regarding Trubisky's play early, is seeming to put things together for the team. With speedy WR's, a physical defense, and a bully like QB, the Bears potential may be higher than their current record suggest.

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