- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

CHICAGO (0-2) at DALLAS (1-1)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT, NBC

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bears 0-2, Cowboys 1-0-1

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 14-11

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Bears 41-28, Dec. 4, 2014

LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Eagles 29-14; Cowboys beat Redskins 27-23

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 31, Cowboys No. 17





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys have lost eight straight at home dating to last year’s opener. … Bears trying to avoid second 0-3 start in as many seasons under coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace … QB Jay Cutler’s status in doubt with sprained right thumb. If Cutler can’t go, Brian Hoyer would make 27th career start with fourth different team and first against Cowboys. … Bears also will be without LBs Lamarr Houston (knee) and Danny Trevathan (sprained thumb), along with likely absence of DL Eddie Goldman (sprained ankle). … RB Jeremy Langford looking for third straight game with TD. … WR Alshon Jeffery has TDs in past two games vs. Cowboys. … LB Willie Young had sack last week and has sacks in two of three games vs. Cowboys. … Dallas rookie QB Dak Prescott has NFL-record 75 pass attempts without interception to start career, but still looking for first TD pass. He had rushing TD against Redskins. … RB Ezekiel Elliott has rush TD in each of first two games. Prescott and Elliott were first rookie QB-RB in team history with touchdowns in same game. … WR Cole Beasley has team-high 13 catches and had two TDs in last meeting with Bears. … TE Jason Witten set for 200th career start, which would pass Emmitt Smith for second on franchise list, three behind leader Ed “Too Tall” Jones. … S Barry Church’s interception against Redskins was first since 2014. … CB Orlando Scandrick had nine tackles and interception in last meeting with Bears, but is slowed by issues with both hamstrings. … Fantasy Tip: WR Dez Bryant had 102 yards receiving vs. Washington and has either 80 yards receiving or touchdown in all four previous meetings with Bears.


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