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How to watch and what to watch in Cowboys vs. Bears, Week 14 TNF

We’ve got a matchup of two teams fighting for their playoff lives in the loaded NFC on tap for Thursday Night Football in Week 14. We get you ready for it all here.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in action during the game between the Bills and Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.  Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As of now the Dallas Cowboys are in the NFC playoff picture and the Chicago Bears are on the outside looking in. But the Cowboys aren’t completely safe, only a game up on the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East. The Bears on the other hand have very little hope, with both the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers ahead of them in the NFC North. Chicago has some hope, but would need help and have very little margin for error at 6-6, two games behind the Vikes for the No. 6 seed.

Game Time/TV channel/Streaming

It’s an 8:20 p.m. ET start, which means inactives will arrive at 6:50 p.m. The game will air on FOX and be simulcast NFL Network. If you don’t have cable, you can stream the game through Amazon Prime.

Fantasy football start/sit advice

The Bears offense had been pretty lackluster up until last week on Thanksgiving vs. the Lions. Prior to that game, Chicago hadn’t scored more than 20 points in a game in five straight. Mitchell Trubisky was solid in the comeback win on Thanksgiving, but has been one of the most inconsistent QBs in the NFL. On the Cowboys side, they’ve just looked very underwhelming for the personnel they have. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are underperforming relative to their draft position.

Strong start: QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, WR Allen Robinson, RB David Montgomery, K Brett Maher

Decent start: WR Michael Gallup, WR Randall Cobb, RB Tarik Cohen, WR Anthony Miller, K Eddy Pineiro

Sit: TE Jason Witten

Pick against the spread

I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t know what to make of this game. You’ve got two of the most enigmatic teams in the NFL in a game that should matter, but who knows if either team really cares? The Cowboys are road favorites by 3.0 points in Chicago, and I’ll lean their way based on Prescott and Elliott. Mitchell Trubisky may have looked good against the Lions, but we all know he’ll revert back to his old ways in Week 14. Plus, the Cowboys have had a tough schedule. When they’ve played weaker opponents, they usually beat up on them (Eagles, Giants, Lions, Dolphins, etc).

Pick: Cowboys (-3)

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