DeMarco Murray lead the way with 179 yards rushing, including a 1-yard TD run, for the 9-4 Cowboys. Murrary also added 9 catches for 49 yards receiving, and accounted for 105 first half yards.Tony Romo threw 3 TD passes, finding Cole Beasley twice and Gavin Escobar once in the end zone. All of this offense helped the Cowboys break the streak of 3 consecutive 8-8 seasons.
Romo finished the night throwing 21/26 for 205 yards and no turnovers, bumping his QBR to 138 for the game, following a tough Thanksgiving day game. Dez Bryant had 6 receptions for 82 yards, and the Cowboys converted 7 of 14 third downs and 2 of 4 fourth downs.
Joseph Randle found the end zone late for a 17-yard TD run on his only carry of the night.
Meanwhile, Jay Cutler and the Bears continued to struggle, falling to 5-8 on the year, and in to the basement of the NFC North. Cutler was 32/36 for 341 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Martellus Bennett finished with a career-high 12 receptions for 84 yards against his former team, while Matt Forte finished with 26 yards on 13 carries, after finishing with a career-low 5 carrier on Thanksgiving.
The Cowboys look to tighten the deficit in the NFC East when they visit the Eagles on December 14th. Philadelphia hosts the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in a pivotal showdown. Meanwhile, the Bears look to keep the .500 record hopes alive, hosting the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football December 15th.