Going into last Thursday night’s contest, the Dallas Cowboys defense had not recorded a turnover in four weeks, but that streak would end with the Bears’ first drive of the game.
After scoring on their first possession the Cowboys led 7-0, but it wasn’t long before the Bears were in scoring position (sigh).
On second and seven from the 16-yard line, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky ran a bootleg to his left. Despite tight coverage by the Cowboys secondary, Trubisky tried to force the ball to his receiver in the flat, but the pass flew over his head.
It appeared that the ball would soar harmlessly out of bounds, but defensive back Jourdan Lewis got great extension to make the catch. His right foot came down inches from the sideline and he managed to drag his left toe before his momentum took him out of bounds.
This was an incredible play for Lewis to break the team’s four-game streak without a turnover and is this week’s Cowboys Play of the Game.