It’s week 14 of the 2013 NFL season. The Bears are coming off a huge disappointing loss in Minnesota. That sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Hopefully we don’t have to come off another disappointing loss at home against a Cowboys team that is also terrible on defense, but I have a feeling that we will. What happened to the Bears defense? Is it the injuries? Is it losing Brian Urlacher? Is it Mel Tucker? Who the heck knows. All I know is that it is a joke right now and there are only 3 teams “worse” than the Bears on defense, and the Cowboys are one of them. Maybe Rod should have stayed here after all. “But Lovie is my friend, and you fired my friend.” Guess what Rod, you won’t be around next year in Dallas. Or maybe you will, if the Cowboys hire hometown Lovie Smith to be the new head coach. I digress, so I will move on.
For this weeks edition of 5 questions, I contacted Steven Mullenax from The Landry Hat and asked him a number of questions about the Cowboys match up against the Bears.
Which quarterback do you think the Cowboys would rather face, Josh McCown or Jay Cutler?
I think we’d rather face a rusty Jay Cutler than a hot Josh McCown. But with the way our defensive backfield has played as of late, either has a chance of having a career day off of us. I’m afraid this game may come down to who makes the least mistakes, regardless of who is at quarterback for the Bears.
The Bears are retiring Mike Ditka’s Jersey Number at halftime. Do Cowboys fans have any interest?
Of course, those who can remember when he played for the Cowboys will have interest. But Ditka has always been associated with Chicago. They go hand-and-hand. But Cowboys fans will probably always remember him for his touchdown catch in Super Bowl VI against the Miami Dolphins as well.
What do you expect the Cowboys to do against the Bears awful run defense?
Probably try to run the ball as much as possible. The recent season-ending injury to back-up running back Lance Dunbar will hurt their efforts a bit, but I’m sure the Bears defense will see plenty of DeMarco Murray on Monday night. I’d expect to see a run-heavy offense for the first quarter followed by a pass-happy offense in the final three. That’s been Dallas’ playcalling tendency.