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NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Chicago Bears 31, Dallas Cowboys 24

Mitchell Trubisky turned in a strong performance to lead the Chicago Bears to a 31-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

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Final Score

Chicago Bears 31, Dallas Cowboys 24

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky put together one of his better performances of the season outside of one bad red-zone interception on the Bears’ first drive. Trubisky had three red-zone touchdowns. Trubisky also effectively used his legs to pick up yards, including a 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Allen Robinson beat Byron Jones on a slant route for a touchdown in the second quarter. Robinson caught a second touchdown pass in the first half after just beating Jaylon Smith on a curl route in the end zone.

Anthony Miller caught a screen pass and made a nice spin move to avoid tacklers and reach the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

The Bears' defense did a good job of pressuring Dak Prescott, which included a big second half from star defensive end Khalil Mack. The Bears star edge defender had a few pass-rush wins against left tackle Tyron Smith.

Cornerback Kyle Fuller dropped an interception in the first half where he had a terrific break on the ball, but he was unable to bring it in to complete the turnover.

Dallas Cowboys

Jourdan Lewis made one of the most impressive interceptions of the season, as he barely tapped his second foot down after leaping for an errant Trubisky red-zone pass. Smith made some impressive plays in coverage and prevented three catches with tight coverage.

Darian Thompson had a second-quarter sack of Trubisky on a corner blitz. Michael Bennett picked up a third-quarter sack of Trubisky after bull-rushing Charles Leno Jr. back into the pocket.

After playing poorly in the first half, Prescott got it together and started to throw some great balls in the second half. However, his efforts still fell short of leading his team to a victory. His best throw of the night was dropped pass on a deep throw down the field to receiver Cedrick Wilson.

Amari Cooper was another Cowboy player who came alive in the second half after a poor first half, recording a late touchdown on a fade route.

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