CHICAGO - Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in the Chicago Bears’ 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.
In a matchup between disappointing teams that made the playoffs last season, the Bears (7-6) came away with their fourth win in five games. The Cowboys (6-7) have lost seven of 10 since a 3-0 start.
Trubisky shook off an early interception near the goal line to complete 23 of 31 passes for 244 yards. He matched a season high for touchdown passes and scored on a 23-yard run early in the fourth quarter, making it 31-14.
“I think it shows we’re resilient,” Trubisky said. “We stick together. We believe in each other even when nobody else believes in us. It’s a special group in that locker room. We just want to keep this feeling going.”
Allen Robinson caught two TD passes, and Anthony Miller one as Chicago tied a season high for scoring.
Facing a top 10 defense for the third week in a row, the Cowboys couldn’t get their offense going. Prescott was 27 of 49 for 334 yards and a touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott ran for only 81 yards — his fifth straight game under 100 — but scored twice.
Michael Gallup had 109 yards receiving. Amari Cooper caught six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, but the Cowboys lost their third straight. Kept out of the end zone in a 13-9 loss at New England two weeks ago and then held to two touchdowns in falling 26-15 to Buffalo on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys went 75 yards for a score on the game’s opening possession. Elliott lunged in from 2 yards to cap a 17-play drive. Dallas’ Jourdan Lewis then intercepted Trubisky’s pass near the left pylon.
But it was all Bears after that.
“I can’t put a finger on it,” Prescott said. “I wish I could right now, if I could we wouldn’t be in this situation, we would be getting over this and out of this slump, but that’s the most frustrating part, we have the skill level, we have the players, we have the chemistry at times, But we’re not playing together as a team, complementary enough when we need to and we need to figure it out what it is.”