The Dallas Cowboys had lost eight consecutive home games going into Sunday’s tilt with the Chicago Bears, but that streak ended as they picked up a 31-17 victory at AT&T Stadium.
Zach Miller caught two touchdown passes from Brian Hoyer in the game, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears lost their third straight game to open up the regular season.
The Bears kicked off to open the game, and the Cowboys’ offense immediately went to work. Ezekiel Elliott had a key run to start the drive, and Dez Bryant also got involved early as Dallas marched down the field.
After Elliott converted on a fourth-and-inches, the Cowboys were able to finish off the drive with a flourish. After Jason Witten got the team to the half-yard line, Dak Prescott did the rest as he punched the ball across the goal line and gave Dallas an early 7-0 lead.
The Bears’ offense sputtered out of the gate as they went three-and-out on their opening drive. The Cowboys responded with another solid drive up the field, and even though Jacoby Glenn was able to break up a pass in the end zone, Dan Bailey knocked through a field goal on the next play to put Dallas ahead 10-0 late in the first quarter.
The second quarter got underway with the Cowboys doing the same thing they did in the first. Jacoby Glenn was badly beaten over the top by Beasley to get the Cowboys within striking distance, and Lance Dunbar powered his way into the end zone to make it a 17-0 game.
The Bears finally got their offense going in the second quarter, as Jordan Howard bulldozed his way down the field for a 37-yard gain. A short gain from Alshon Jeffery helped get the Bears closer, but they had to settle for a short field goal from Connor Barth.
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SOURCE: NBC Chicago, James Neveau