Our Cowboys vs Bears pick offers Dallas at -3.0. This Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears pick pits two 6-6 teams against one another. The major difference is that the Cowboys (6-6 Overall, 3-3 Away) top the NFC East while the Bears (6-6 Overall, 3-3 Home) are third in the NFC North. Dallas has a shot at the playoffs, while Chicago has the slimmest of chances of making the postseason as a wildcard. This game will be played on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20PM ET at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The temperature around game time will be 40 degrees and the winds will be about 8 mph and from the SW.
Cowboys vs Bears Pick – Stats
Overall, the Cowboys look to have the edge in basic stats. Dallas is scoring 25.8 PPG, while Chicago has been good for 17.7 PPG. The Bears are a bit better in points allowed, as Chicago is giving up just 17.3 and the Cowboys have been allowing 19.7. Still at +5.7, Dallas is better when it comes to combined PF/PA differential
In offensive yardage, the team from Texas is superior, averaging 443.3 YPG to Chicago’s 298.6. The Cowboys have put up 315.7 YPG in the air and 127.6 YPG on the ground. Compare those stats to the Bears’ numbers. Chicago has been good for just 219.3 YPG in passing and 79.3 YPG in rushing. Defensive yards allowed number are a lot closer, as Dallas is giving up 341.5 YPG and Chicago 337.7 YPG.
The visiting team’s D has forced 11 fumbles, recovering eight and running in one for a score. They have also posted 32 sacks, 69 TFL, and 50 PD. However, they’ve made just four picks. Chicago has caused a dozen fumbles, recovering eight. They’ve grabbed eight interceptions, bringing one in for a score. The defense’s other totals include 53 PD, 54.5 TFL, and 28 sacks.
Dallas and Chicago – Recent Performance
Our Cowboys vs Bears pick notes that the Cowboys are 2-3 for their last five games and are on a two-game losing streak. On November 24, New England beat Dallas 13-9 and four days later, Buffalo took them down 26-15. For their last five games, the Bears are 3-2. Chicago, like Dallas, has won its last two. The Bears beat the Giants 19-14 on November 24 and they took down the Lions 24-20 on November 28. That was the second time that Chicago was victorious over Detroit. In their first meeting, which was on November 10, the Bears ended up on top 20-13. Dallas also beat the Lions this season. That game was played on November 17 with the final being 35-27.
Team Offense and Defense
In this Thursday night matchup, the Cowboys desperately need a win, while the Bears would certainly like to continue their streak. When a team that has something on the line, like Dallas, meets a club that has nothing to lose, like Chicago, anything can happen.
Despite their struggles this season, the Cowboys still have a formidable one-two punch on offense in the likes of QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliot. Prescott’s tossed 23 TD passes and rushed for three more scores. He’s thrown 11 picks and been sacked 16 times. Prescott is completing 66.7% of his throws. Elliot, who’s averaging 4.4 YPA, has scored seven times and gained 990 yards. He has fumbled three times, losing two. Dallas has a deep group of receivers that are led by Amari Cooper. Cooper, who has 64 catches for 971 yards, is averaging 15.2 YPC and has accumulated seven scores. Also watch WRs Randall Cobb and Michael Gallup and TE Jason Witten. Each has 40-plus receptions and three TD catches.
On defense, DE Robert Quinn leads the team with 9.5 sacks while also posting 10.5 TFL. Also at DE, Demarcus Lawrence offers solid numbers, notching 12.5 TFL and five sacks. LB Jaylon Smith leads the team with 112 tackles and safety Xavier Woods has four PD, two INTs, and two FF. Corner Chidobe Awuzie has defended 10 passes while making one pick.
The Bears will be down quite a few players on both sides of the ball with the defense suffering the most from the injury bug. On offense, QB Mitchell Trubisky, who’s completing 63.7% of his passes, is ready to go. Trubisky has thrown 13 TD passes and seven INTS. He’s suffered 26 sacks. WR Allen Robinson II is his primary receiver. Robinson has made 71 catches for 851 yards. He’s crosses the goal line five times and is averaging 12.0 YPC. WR Taylor Gabriel, who has four TD catches, is out, while RB Tarik Cohen, with 53 receptions and three TD catches, is offering solid play. RB David Montgomery, who’s scored five times, has 594 yards on 172 carries.
On defense for the Bears, corner Prince Amukamara, who has 10 PD, is out. LBs Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, and Danny Trevathan have combined for 207 tackles. Mack has five forced fumbles, 10 TFL, and five sacks. Corner Kyle Fuller has posted 10 PD and three interceptions while safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has defended five passes and grabbed two picks.
Our Cowboys vs Bears Pick
On offense, Dallas is healthier and deeper, while the Bears have an edge on defense. However, ill health negates some of the advantage that Chicago enjoys on D. A low-scoring game favors the Bears and a high-scoring contest favors the Cowboys. We think that Prescott and company will open this one up and prevail. Our Cowboys vs Bears pick is Dallas at -3.0.