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2022 Cowboys Season Preview: Week 8 vs Bears

Week 9 will see the Dallas Cowboys take on the in Arlington to close out the month of October.

The Cowboys last faced the Bears in 2019, with Chicago coming out on top at Soldier Field 31-24. The last time Dallas defeated Chicago was in 2016, beating the Bears 31-17 in Arlington.

Justin Fields returns for his second season as the Bears’ starting . Last season, he completed 58.9 percent of his passes for 1,870 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Fields also rushed for 420 yards and two touchdowns. He started 10 games in 2021.

David Montgomery’s was dampened by a knee . Despite this, he rushed for 849 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games.

After losing Allen Robinson in , the Bears will rely on a corps of Darnell Mooney, Byron Pringle, N’Keal Harry and Velus Jones Jr. The latter three are new acquisitions via free agency, and the NFL Draft, respectively. Cole Kmet returns as Chicago's No. 1 after tallying 612 receiving yards last season.

Tackles Riley Reiff and Tevin Jenkins, guards Cody Whitehair and Michael Schofield and Lucas Patrick make up the Bears’ . Chicago will be without , who the signed in free agency.

After trading away to the , former Cowboy rusher will be relied upon heavily on the . Last season, he tallied 18.5 sacks, ranking second in the NFL.

, one of the league’s best linebackers, returns to anchor the Bears’ . remains Chicago’s No. 1 after recording one interception and nine passes defended last season.

Johnson is joined in the secondary by safety Eddie Jackson and rookie safety . Brisker was selected in the second round of the out of Penn State.

After firing Matt Nagy, the Bears are now led by new head coach Matt Eberflus in 2022. Eberflus was the for the before coming to Chicago and was the Cowboys’ linebacker coach from 2011-17. This is his first head job.

The Cowboys will play the Bears on Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon CT on Fox.

Nick Coppola
Nick Coppola
Student at the University of Oklahoma. Reporter for OU Daily. Junior Writer for Inside The Star. Contributor for Guns Up Nation.

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