Jay Cutler has led the Bears to another disappointing season. Now Chicago will play the role of spoilers. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cowboys at Bears
It’s December now. Since 2002, the Dallas Cowboys have owned a winning record in the final month of the year only once. After what we witnessed on Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance history repeats itself this season, too.
In fact, Almost a year ago to the day, the Bears crushed the playoff hopeful Cowboys 45-28. It was 42-14 early in the 4th quarter. The game was never in doubt. Obviously, a few things have changed since then. Jay Cutler is quarterbacking the Bears to another dreadful season instead of Josh McCown, Dallas is 8-4 entering the contest instead of 7-5, and the Cowboys rely more on their defense and ground game than at any point in 2013. Unfortunately for Dallas, that defense has fallen off a cliff, especially in the secondary.
The Bears defense isn’t any better, and unlike Dallas, Chicago lacks the horses on the offensive line to pound a defense into submission. It wouldn’t make much sense to pick the Bears because they’ve surrendered a boatload of points to almost every capable offense they’ve played. Don’t forget the Patriots and Packers hung 50 on the Bears in consecutive weeks. All Dallas has to do to win is find Dez Bryant early and often.
And that’s why I’m taking the Bears. Jason Garrett is the biggest problem facing the Cowboys. He’s a horrible coach. His game plan against Philadelphia was a prime example. The Eagles are beaten by big plays in the passing game. Garrett kept the ball on the ground until the game was out of reach. Why would I assume anything different this week? Also, this is Chicago’s Super Bowl. Their season is done. BEARS If I were Charles Barkley; Bears +3.5