Thursday‌ ‌Night‌ ‌Football‌ ‌Betting‌ ‌Preview:‌ ‌Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears ‌-‌ ‌Week‌ 14

Dallas Cowboys (6-6) vs. Chicago Bears (6-6)
Thursday, December 5th - 8:20 PM ET - Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Betting Line: -3

The Cowboys meet the Bears this Thursday at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Both teams participated in the traditional Thanksgiving Day games in Week 12 though their results were very different.

The Bears visited Detroit and beat the Lions 24-20 in the early game on Thanksgiving Day. It was their second consecutive win after having on 2-5 over their previous seven games.

Mitch Trubisky had his biggest game of the season against Detroit. He posted season highs in passing yards, touchdowns (tied), passer rating, and QBR. The second year quarterback finished with 338 passing yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.

Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson were reliable options for the Chicago quarterback. Miller caught a game-high nine passes for 140 yards. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch. Rbonison II caught eight passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.

The Chicago offense benefited from solid play by David Montgomery who rushed for 75 yards on 4.7 yards per carry. Montgomery also caught a pass for a score.

Chicago came up big on defense and special teams. Safety Eddie Jackson caught his first interception of the season off of David Blough. Kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson helped give Trubisky good field position twice. He returned two kicks for a total of 90 yards, including a 57-yard return.

For Dallas, Dak Prescott had another solid game on the stat sheet. It's what you won't see on paper that made the difference, however. Prescott, who completed 32 passes for 355 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, missed passes, including a potential game-altering pass to Zeke near the end zone.

It's not all Dak's fault. As has been the case all season, and several seasons before this one, the play-calling has been questionable at best.

Ezekiel Elliot averaged 5.9 yards per carry. The problem is, he only got 12 touches. Time and again, Dallas finds themselves behind and abandon the run. Zeke has not been more effective this season because he's being underutilized in the rushing game.

Chicago allows just 17 points per game. Dallas isn't far behind with 20 points per game allowed. Offense isn't Chicago's strong suit. They score just under 18 points per game to Dallas' almost 26.

Jason Garrett's tenure in Dallas should be over, but a win on Thursday might put him back in Jerry Jones' good graces. Garrett's on the hottest seat he's ever been. Philadalphia keeps sabotaging themselves instead of capitalizing on Dallas' shortcomings. Dallas may walk into the playoffs with mediocre play, but chances are they'll get there.

Dallas' defense will do enough to keep them in this and allow the offense to win this thing. As much as I hate it, I'm riding with Dallas to win straight up on Thursday night.