Bears deflated in big D

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Dallas scored on its first four possession and jumped out to a 24-3 halftime lead en route to a 31-17 beatdown of the Chicago Bears Sunday night in Arlington, Texas.  With the loss, the Bears remain winless at 0-3 while the Cowboys improve to 2-1.

The game was reminiscent of Monday’s debacle at Soldier Field from the Bears perspective. Rookie QB Zak Prescott picked up where Eagles rookie QB left off, shredding an outmanned Chicago attack unit with precision passing and key third down conversions.  Prescott threw for 248 yards and a touchdown. He was buoyed by a strong rushing performance by fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who ran through and over Bears defenders to the tune of 140 yards.

The offense sputtered with no ground game, falling behind 17-3 before generating a first down. The defense was equally porous, giving up huge chunks of yardage and unable to get off the field.

“We haven’t played a complete game,” stated Bears head coach John Fox. “This week was the reverse of what we’ve had. We played very poorly in the first half.”

Brian Hoyer was serviceable in his first start in place of Jay Cutler. Hoyer didn’t turn the ball over and threw 2 touchdowns to TE Zach Miller, completing 30 of  49 for 317 yards, but much of it came in the second half when the Cowboys were protecting the lead.

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The Bears try to end a pair of skids, a six game losing streak to Detroit and a Soldier Field  winless drought, when they entertain the Lions next Sunday.

Extra Points: The Bears are 0-3 for the second consecutive season under Fox….RB Jeremy Langford left with a foot injury. S Harold Jones-Quartey was forced from the contest under the NFL’s concussion protocol.