Bears vs. Cowboys: 3 major takeaways from Chicago’s win

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears, Anthony Miller
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Thursday night, the Chicago Bears got a much-needed win over the Dallas Cowboys. What did we learn about this team? Quite a bit, actually.

It ain’t over ’til it’s over — that’s how the saying goes, right?

The Chicago Bears are no where near ready to admit defeat this year. The team is very much alive at this point, especially after a strong win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

This was a huge matchup for both teams. The Cowboys were 6-6, like the Bears, and fighting for the division lead in what might be the worst division in football, the NFC East. Even with a loss, putting Dallas at 6-7, the Cowboys could still end up winning the division and sneaking into the playoffs.

The Bears, on the other hand, need all the help they can get over the remaining four weeks. Beating Dallas by a score of 31-24, Chicago is now 7-6 and still in the hunt for the final playoff spot. They’ll need the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams to lose a few in order for them to get into the postseason, but for now, it’s all about beating the Cowboys.

The Bears started this one a little flat, defensively, as the Cowboys went on a 17-play touchdown drive to open the game — the longest opening drive by any team all season long.

After going down 7-0, Chicago got it together defensively and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took center stage. The third-year quarterback did throw one red zone interception, but after that pass, he was lights out.

Head coach Matt Nagy was at his best and so was Trubisky. It was a game unlike we’ve seen all year. Finally, the Bears showed us what they were capable of — even while not being at full strength.

It is Victory Friday, Bears fans. Let’s take a look back at this game and celebrate some major positive takeaways.