The Chicago Bears are set to travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys in a week eight matchup. The Bears are coming into the game with a record of 2-5 and are currently tied with the Green Bay Packers for second in the NFC North. On the flip side, the Dallas Cowboys come into the game with a record of 5-2. Despite this incredible record, they are still only third in the NFC East. These teams are at very different points as the Bears are currently rebuilding around quarterback Justin Fields while the Cowboys have frequently made the postseason over the past few seasons. However, with the Bears coming off of a very impressive win against the New England Patriots, this game could end up being closer than many expect.
Chicago Bears Look to Continue Hot Streak After Dominant Win Against New England Patriots
As previously mentioned, the Chicago Bears are coming off of a dominant 33-14 win against the New England Patriots. This has been one of few high points for Chicago this season and was their first win since week one against the San Francisco 49ers. They will have another tall task of a game this week against the Cowboys. The Bears are outmatched on both sides of the ball and will have to put together another very impressive performance to keep up with the Cowboys.
Despite struggling at times in the passing game, Justin Fields has excelled in the rushing game. At times, he has even led the team in rushing yards. Although the offense has had some shortcomings this season, the defense has played very well. In the two games that Chicago has won this year, the opposing team has scored an average of 12 points. It will be very difficult to hold the Cowboys’ offense to this degree, however, it may be what it takes for Chicago to take another game.
Dallas Cowboys Hope to Make Up Ground In Elite NFC East Divisional Race
The Dallas Cowboys have had an incredible season thus far when taking into account the hardships they have faced up to this point. Early on in the year, Dak Prescott suffered a hand injury that kept him sidelined for a substantial amount of time. Despite this, the Cowboys did not miss a beat and have still managed to only lose one game with Cooper Rush at the starting spot. After that loss, Prescott took back his starting spot and the Cowboys took down the Detroit Lions by a final score of 24-6. This is another very winnable game for the Cowboys and one that they cannot lose if they hope to make up ground in the NFC East. As long as their offense is able to play at the level they have up to this point of the year, they should have no trouble taking care of the Bears. With a tough stretch coming up after this week, this is the perfect opportunity for the Cowboys to lock in and get on the same page before they are playing elite teams.