Cowboys Vs. Bears: Some Notes On The Game

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Zack Bowman #35 and Danieal Manning #38 of the Chicago Bears break up a pass intended for Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Well, I guess we need to start looking forward now, as we try to put that debacle from last week behind us. The Dallas Cowboys will welcome the Chicago Bears to Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. No need to say how important it is for Dallas to get a 'W', going 0-2 to start the season is not what anybody had in mind.

The Bears used some big plays from Matt Forte and a controversial call on a last-second non-TD to knock off the Detroit Lions last weekend. Hmm...they won when a late-TD was disallowed (rightly by rule), and we lost on a late-TD that was disallowed (rightly by rule).

We'll have some Bears preview material coming up; below is a quick primer that the NFL sends out as notes.

The best way to get to know the Bears, though, is to visit Windy City Gridiron. Play nice!


BEARS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

11-8

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 0-2

Phillips: 3-0

LAST WEEK

W 19-14 vs. Lions

L 13-7 at Redskins

LAST GAME

9/23/07: Cowboys 34 at Bears 10.  Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 329 yards & 2 TDs in Cowboys win.  WR Terrell Owens adds 8 receptions for 145 yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/25/04: Cowboys 21, Bears 7.  Dallas RB Julius Jones rushes for 150 yards & 2 TDs as Cowboys score 14 unanswered points in 4th quarter to break 7-7 tie.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone.  SIRIUS: 151 (Chi.), 123 (Dal.).  XM: 105 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 23-35-372 (1C)-2 (T2C)-1-108.3 (2C)

Romo: 31-47-282 (3C)-1 (T3C)-0-89.1

RUSHING

Forté: 17-50-2.9-0

Barber: 8-39-4.9-0

RECEIVING

Forté (RB): 7-151 (1C)-21.6-2 (T2L)

Austin: 10 (T2C)-146 (2C)-14.6-1 (T3C)

OFFENSE

463.0 (T1L)

380.0 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-1

DEFENSE

168.0 (1C)

250.0

SACKS

Peppers, Urlacher: 1

Ware: 1

INTs

Tillman: 1 (T3L)

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PUNTING

Maynard: 30.2

McBriar: 40.7

KICKING

Gould: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Buehler: 1 (1/1 PAT; 0/1 FG)

NOTES

BEARS:  QB JAY CUTLER completed 23 of 35 (65.7 pct.) for 372 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 108.3 rating last week.  In career, when Cutler has 100+ rating, his teams are 16-0...RB MATT FORTÉ had career-high 201 scrimmage yards last week, incl.151 rec. yards, 2nd most by Bears RB all-time.  Had 89-yard TD catch, longest scrimmage TD by RB in team history.  Forté is 1st Bear with 200+ scrimmage yards since 1989 (NEAL ANDERSON).  Has 1,099 receiving yards since start of 2008, most by NFL RB during span...WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER has 11 KR-PR TDs (7 PR, 4 KR), 4th most in NFL history.  TE GREG OLSEN has TD catch in 2 of past 3 played indoors...DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 7 sacks, 2 INTs & FF in 6 career meetings (incl. playoffs).  Has 7 career games with 3 sacks, incl. 2 vs. Dal.  LB BRIAN URLACHER tied career-high with 2 sacks in last meeting.  DE MARK ANDERSON had sack in last game vs. Dal.  When he has sack (incl. playoffs), team is 12-3 (.800).  CB CHARLES TILLMAN had INT last week & club has won 14 of past 17 when he has INT...

COWBOYS:  Are 34-15-1 (.694) in home openers...In only start vs. Chi., QB TONY ROMO completed 22 of 35 (62.9 pct.) for 329 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.8 rating.  Incl. playoffs, Cowboys are 27-5 (.844) when Romo starts & has 100+ rating.  Has won 7 of past 8 starts at home (incl. playoffs) & has 15 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 106.7 rating in those 8...RB MARION BARBER rushed for 102 yards (6.8 avg.) & TD in only meeting.  Incl. playoffs, RB FELIX JONES has 8 career TDs (7 rush, 1 KR) & averages 47.1 yards per TD (377 yards).  5 of those TDs have come at home (4 rush, 1 KR)...WR MILES AUSTIN had 10 catches for 146 yards & TD last week.  Since start of 2009, has 17 catches of 25+ yards, most in NFL.  In past 7 at home (incl. playoffs), has 42 catches for 667 yards (95.3 per game) & 6 TDs.  TE JASON WITTEN had 6 catches for 90 yards & TD in last game vs. Chi... LB DE MARCUS WARE had 2 sacks in only meeting.  Had sack last week.  Has 57.5 sacks since 2006, most in NFL.  CB TERENCE NEWMAN had INT in last home meeting. 

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