Bears Gameday: Bears vs Cowboys Open Thread

It’s your 1-0 Chicago Bears headed down to Dallas to take on the 0-1 Cowboys.  The Bears barely eked one out over the lowly Lions while the ‘Boys struggled in Washington.  The Bears head into Dallas as the #1 ranked offense in the league.  Don’t believe me, check out this graphic I pulled off NFL.com:

Heck, the Bears come in ranked #2 in overall defense.   I had to capture that image because I have a bad feeling that it won’t be true after Week 2 is in the books.

The Cowboys will be re-vitalized coming home and getting a couple of offensive linemen back from injury won’t hurt either.  Simply put, the Bears ain’t playin’ the Lions.   I’ve outlined my keys to the game here.

Otherwise, you know how this is supposed to work.  Post your comments and observations in the Comments section below.  I will be around for the game, so I’ll try to chime in when and where appropriate.  Enjoy the game and…

BEAR DOWN!!!

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  • jacklacan

    It’s about five minutes until the “tussle in Texas”. Take the Bears and as many points as possible – unless there are some new NFL rules under which we can grab another victory.

    Jack

  • jacklacan

    Joe Buck should consider either getting a concussion or trepanation.

    Jack

  • susan

    OMG, we just got new channels and it’s the bears vs the cowboys RIGHT NOW, what channel is the game on for WOW?????!!!! I CAN’T FIND IT I’M MISSING IT

    • Boomer

      Calm down Susan. Use the guide button on your remote.

  • Boomer

    Sorry I’m running a little late to get to the game. So far, not so good. Cowboys dominated the Bears up front on that first series, but how do the refs miss that facemask???

  • Boomer

    Wow, Briggs knifes through for another big tackle for loss. I like that!

  • Boomer

    Dear Jay Cutler, I am soooo sorry. Go get a deep tissue massage on me.

    - Jerry

  • Boomer

    The good news? Dez Bryant’s punt return gives the Cowboys a 7-3 lead. Can’t remember the last time the Bears gave up a ST’s TD. The bad news? Jay Cutler and the offense have to get right back on the field.

  • jacklacan

    Is there a Fire Wade Phillips site? There should be.

    Mike Tice looks like “Whadda You Gonna Do?”.

    Troy Aikman describes the Bear offensive line as being in “a state of flux”. Absolutely uncanny.

    Jack

    • Boomer

      State of flux is an insult to flux. Total and complete disarray? Getting closer.

  • jacklacan

    Where are all the experts online from last season — on DA BEARS BLOG?

    Jack

    • Boomer

      Don’t know Jack. Glad to have you aboard here though.

  • jacklacan

    This thread is much more smooth than DA BEARS BLOG.

    Jack

  • Boomer

    Lovie tosses the red hankie for the first time this season. Looks to me like the elbow was down. I’m thinking Lovie will lose this challenge.

  • Boomer

    Bears enter the DEAD ZONE, I mean, RED ZONE. Let’s get 6!

  • Boomer

    That sure looked like a TD catch by Hester. It’s amazing what an offense with a real coordinator can do with an awful line.

  • jacklacan

    Hope this is not one of the last team to have the ball wins games…Tony Coma looks like early Jay Cutler.

    Is there anything but small arms fire that can slow down Demarcus Ware? Bears offense looks terrific when Ware stays at bench with owner.

    All those that thought the Bears would be slaughtered (myself included) the first half is shocking.

    Options now? – Bears lose big with miserable second half – Bears continue to just outscore the Cowboys and win – Bears get edged as Dallas has ball last – Dallas gets edged with Robbie Gould kick. Bears win big with monstrous second half.

    Wait – were those the options before the game?

    This whole effective Bear offense has me muddled.

    Jack

    • Boomer

      Agree that the first half was very surprising, especially how the game started. Give Martz a lot of credit for making great adjustments. See if the Bears can keep it together in the 2nd half.

  • jacklacan

    Was it just me or did Lovie not know the Bears had called “time out” – before the replay? It’s not good when Lovie becomes confused.

    How about that Cutler quarterback sneak for first down?Another milestone in Bear history.

    Jack

  • City

    Holy Cow! Bears win! Something like 1 for 11 on 3rd down conversions and still manage to beat the ‘boys. I’m amazed that Cutler is still standing.

  • http://MSN rodney

    Wow!!!! Nice game bears!!! Jay Cutler had an awesome game!!! He couldn’t have played any better. 0 turnovers, maybe now the Cowboys will be seen as who they are, They are who we thought they were, way over rated!!! Nice gameplan from M&M offensive Guru!! Go Bears!!! Please Cowboy fans don’t blame refs have some dignity!!! Go Bears!!!!