Cowboys vs. Bears: Score and Twitter Reaction from Thursday Night Football
December 5, 2014 - Finding Carter
Once on a time, there was a flourishing regard that DeMarco Murray‘s complicated early-season effort would eventually delayed him down.
But a 26-year-old is usually removing stronger as a year wears on.
Murray took 41 touches (32 carries, 9 receptions) for 228 yards (179 rushing, 49 receiving) and a touchdown, heading a Dallas Cowboys to a 41-28 win over a Chicago Bears on Thursday night during Soldier Field.
With a win, a Cowboys (9-4) pierce past 8 victories for a initial time given 2009. Tony Romo threw for 205 yards and 3 touchdowns, Cole Beasley had dual scores and Dallas dominated in each facet of a diversion before holding a feet off a pedal in a fourth quarter.
Romo discussed a fun of finally removing over a .500 hump, around ESPN’s Calvin Watkins:
Romo: “We’ve had adequate 8-8. It’s time to pierce on from that.” Sorry typing too quick final time.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 5, 2014
Bleacher Report’s Matt Bowen forked to Dallas’ prevalence in a trenches, that has been a thesis all season:
The Cowboys O-Line won this game. Bears D had no answer adult front or during a 2nd level. Couldn’t compare adult physically.
— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) December 5, 2014
Dez Bryant, who had 6 receptions for 82 yards, talked about his team’s potential:
I don’t design a media or people outward a locker room to know a feeling that we have about a event we have… #cowboys
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) December 5, 2014
Jay Cutler threw for 341 yards and dual touchdowns, though many of that came in rubbish time. For a Bears (5-8), it’s a newest in a prolonged line of annoying defeats in 2014, as Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith forked out:
Bears have waste of 55-14, 51-23, 38-17, 34-17, 27-14 and now tonight’s debacle.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) December 5, 2014
In what was approaching to be an descent slugfest, a opening 4 drives all resulted in punts. Bruce Carter got his palm on a final of those, environment adult a Cowboys during midfield.
It was all Murray from there, as he overwhelmed a round on a subsequent 9 plays and finished off a process impetus with a one-yard touchdown run.
After Cutler tied a diversion by orchestrating an considerable 80-yard drive, a ‘Boys went right behind to a same formula. With a complicated sip of Murray and Bryant, they solemnly changed down a field, eventually anticipating a finish section on Beasley’s 13-yard reception.
It was a second uninterrupted double-digit-play scoring expostulate for Dallas, and NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah remarkable a measureless disproportion in round control in a initial half:
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) December 5, 2014
NFL Network’s Rich Eisen put a half into perspective:
DeMarco Murray is a initial actor to have some-more touches than his opponents whole sum in a half since…CJ Anderson final week in KC.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 5, 2014
While it was all about Murray before halftime, Dallas’ flitting diversion shined in a third quarter.
Following a Matt Forte fumble, Romo bought time by evading a slot and found Beasley for his second touchdown of a game.
Troy Hughes of 105.3 The Fan forked out a monument of a attainment for a third-year far-reaching receiver:
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) December 5, 2014
On a subsequent drive, Bryant simply pulled down a 43-yard burst ball, securing his place in Cowboys science alongside a camber of all-time greats:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 5, 2014
Everyone would eventually get into a descent act for Dallas. Gavin Escobar held a six-yard touchdown, Joseph Randle took his initial hold 17 yards to a residence and a Cowboys increasing a lead to 35-7 late in a third quarter.
A successful onside flog helped Chicago measure a camber of touchdowns in a 68-second camber in a fourth quarter, though Bryant recovered a indirect try and a Cowboys went right behind to Murray, scoring on their seventh true possession with a Dan Bailey margin goal.
The Bears changed right behind down a margin before Cutler hermetic a detriment with an interception in a finish zone. Rotoworld’s Patrick Daugherty summed adult a finish:
There will never be a some-more Bears impulse than a halfassed quip removing derailed by a Cutler end-zone INT.
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) December 5, 2014
Even with 9 victories, a ‘Boys might need to win dual of their final 3 to secure a wild-card mark in a built NFC. But with a outing to Philadelphia opposite a Eagles subsequent week, a East multiplication is clearly still within reach.
As for a Bears, they lapse to inhabitant radio opposite a New Orleans Saints subsequent Monday night.
After another nauseous showing, however, a team’s concentration is starting to change toward a offseason, where it’ll need to repair a damaged defense.