Bears knock off Cowboys in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP)   The Chicago Bears find themselves back in the mix for an NFC playoff berth after handling the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Thursday.

Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in the Bears’ 31-24 victory over the slumping Cowboys. Trubisky shook off an early interception near the goal line to complete 23 of 31 passes for 244 yards, helping Chicago improve to 7-6.

Allen Robinson caught two TD passes, and Anthony Miller had one as Chicago tied a season high for points while winning for the fourth time in five games.

Dak Prescott was 27 of 49 for 334 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys, who have dropped three straight to fall to 6-7. Ezekiel Elliott ran for two scores but was held under 100 yards rushing for the fifth straight game, finishing with 81.

Dallas leads the NFC East by a half-game over the Eagles. The Bears have two more losses than the Vikings in the battle for the final NFC wild-card spot.

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