Cowboys vs. Bears final score: Mitchell Trubisky shines as Dallas’ slide continues

first_imgThe Cowboys delivered a second consecutive Thursday night clunker in Week 14, trailing the Bears by at least two scores for nearly the entire second half en route to a 31-24 loss that pushed them to 6-7, just half a game above Philadelphia in the NFC East.Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had a stellar night, passing for three touchdowns and picking up a fourth on the ground in a game his team needed to win to keep its outside chances at the playoffs alive. The third-year QB completed 23 of 31 passes for 244 yards. He also threw an interception. MORE: Watch NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Dallas took a 7-0 lead with its longest possession of the year, a 17-play opening drive that lasted 8:57. Running back Ezekiel Elliott capped it with a 2-yard score, the first of his two short touchdowns on a night he earned 81 yards on 19 carries.After that opening score, though, Elliott and the Cowboys wouldn’t score again until the fourth quarter. The Dallas defense picked off Trubisky his first time on the field, but Chicago figured out the offense after that.The Bears (7-6) scored 17 points in the second quarter, then added another touchdown on the first drive after halftime to go up 24-7. Two of wide receiver Allen Robinson’s five catches were touchdowns, and wideout Anthony Miller also had a receiving score.VIDEO: Game highlights | Trubisky’s best playsQuarterback Dak Prescott finally got the Cowboys’ offense clicking late in the third quarter, leading a touchdown drive to cut the lead to 24-14 with 14:55 to play in the fourth, but Chicago answered with a 60-yard scoring drive in 93 seconds. A failed onside kick meant Brett Maher’s field goal with eight seconds left did not lead to a miraculous coeback.For Cowboys, the loss represents a continuation of a downward spiral. Dallas was 5-3 entering Week 9, but three consecutive losses have the preseason Super Bowl contenders below .500. Chicago keeps itself afloat in the crowded NFC North and wild-card races.COACHING TALK: Urban Meyer rumors getting realSporting News tracked the live score, highlights and updates from Cowboys vs. Bears on Thursday night. Follow along in real time below.Cowboys vs. Bears final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FinalCowboys  7001724Bears  0177731Cowboys vs. Bears highlights, updatesFinal: Bears 31, Cowboys 2411:32 p.m.: Chicago recovers the onside kick. That will do it.11:30 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Cowboys. Dallas cuts the lead to a touchdown with 8 seconds left. Will need an onside kick. Bears 31, Cowboys 24.11:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Amari Cooper makes a nice catch along the sideline in the end zone. Dallas trails by 10 with 4:29 to play. Bears 31, Cowboys 21.. @Dak lofts it perfectly to @AmariCooper9 for the score! #DallasCowboys cut the lead to 10.📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 201911:00 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Cowboys. The Bears defense has shut down Dallas ever since the opening drive.10:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bears. Chicago wastes no time in ending that comeback attempt. The Bears go 60 yards in three plays, capped by Trubisky keeping on a read-option for a 23-yard score. Bears 31, Cowboys 14.. @MTrubisky10 is doing it all!He keeps it for the 23-yard score, his fourth TD of the night! #Bears100📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 201910:34 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Dallas scores for the first time since the 6:03 mark of the first quarter. Elliott plunges in on fourth-and-1 from the 2. Bears 24, Cowboys 14.. @EzekielElliott scores his second TD of the night! @DallasCowboys cut the lead to 10. #DallasCowboys📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 2019End third quarter: Bears 24, Cowboys 710:30 p.m.: It will be decision time for Dallas to start the fourth quarter. The Cowboys face a fourth-and-1 from the 2-yard line.10:26 p.m.: FUMBLE, Bears. Dallas maybe gets some life by forcing and recovering a David Montgomery fumble.10:12 p.m.: The Cowboys go three-and-out. Their past five drives have gone a combined 57 yards.10:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bears. Anthony Miller takes a wide receiver screen 14 yards into the end zone. Trubisky’s third touchdown pass. Dallas needs an answer to avoid falling below .500. Bears 24, Cowboys 7.. @AnthonyMiller_3 spins in for his first TD of the year! @MTrubisky10 ‘s third TD pass of the night. #Bears100📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 201910:02 p.m.: Cordarrelle Patterson with some huge YAC to save Chicago’s drive on a third-and-long.Gone in a FLASH. @ceeflashpee84 jukes his way to a 33-yard gain! #Bears100📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 2019Halftime: Bears 17, Cowboys 79:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bears. The lead grows to 10 just before halftime, and we’re on our way to another disappointing Cowboys performance. Robinson gets his second touchdown catch of the night. Bears 17, Cowboys 7.. @AllenRobinson hauls in his second TD of the game! @ChicagoBears lead 17-7. #Bears100📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 20199:32 p.m.: This is the third-down incompletion that brought out Dallas’ special teams last drive.inject it into my veins— nick (@nick_pants) December 6, 20199:21 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL, Cowboys. An Elliott 31-yard run put Dallas in field goal range, but Brett Maher pushes a 42-yard attempt wide right. Chicago maintains its slim lead.9:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Bears . Chicago forces a second consecutive three-and-out, and Eddy Pineiro knocks in a 36-yard field goal after a 36-yard Bears drive. Bears 10, Cowboys 7.9:05 p.m.: Big blow to the Chicago defense.#Bears injury update:LB Roquan Smith (pectoral, out)— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) December 6, 20198:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bears. The offense took over one yard from midfield, and it takes six plays to find the end zone. Trubisky hits Allen Robinson for a 5-yard score. Cowboys 7, Bears 7.End first quarter: Cowboys 7, Bears 08:54 p.m.: Dallas goes three-and-out starting from its own 1-yard line, so the Bears are in business again as the first quarter comes to a close.8:46 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Cowboys. Mitch Trubisky had put together a solid drive and got inside the red zone, but he’s picked off on the goal line. Or at least he will be, once the referees overturn the initial call of an incomplete pass.Jourdan Lewis with the toe-drag INTERCEPTION! @DallasCowboys take over. #DallasCowboys @JourdanJD📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 20198:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys . Dallas opens the game with a 17-play, 75-yard drive that lasts 8:57. Ezekiel Elliott had eight carries for 33 yards and a touchdown, and Dak Prescott completed four of his six passes for 41 yards. Cowboys 7, Bears 0.. @EzekielElliott caps off a 17-play drive with a TD! #DallasCowboys📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 20198:35 p.m.: The 15th play of the Cowboys’ drive results in the fourth third-down conversion. It’s the most plays Dallas has had on a drive all year. 8:29 p.m.: Dallas is across midfield and moving the red zone.. @Dak delivers a strike to Blake Jarwin on 3rd and 11 for the first down. #DallasCowboys📺: #DALvsCHI on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 20198:23 p.m.: The Cowboys begin on offense following a touchback.6:56 p.m.: A couple of significant injury updates.Tony Pollard will be inactive for the Cowboys tonight— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) December 5, 2019#Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) is inactive tonight. We’ll see how they react on defense without him. Could be extended action for Kevin Toliver.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) December 5, 2019last_img