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Bears vs. Cowboys: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

Bears vs. Cowboys: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

The Chicago Bears are still alive.

After Week 13's win over the Detroit Lions, the Bears evened their record at 6-6 while receiving most of the help they needed around the league on Sunday (and Monday night) to maintain a playoff pulse, even if it's a weak one.

Coupled with a Vikings, Eagles and Panthers loss, Chicago's playoff chances moved from 2% to 3%. And while that's hardly the kind of uptick to suggest a January game is likely, it's still better than the alternative.

Up next on the Bears' schedule are the Dallas Cowboys (6-6), who control their own destiny for an NFC East title. But if they stumble down the stretch, they too will be a direct threat to Chicago for the final NFC wild-card spot. It's a must-win for the Bears, which is a theme that will repeat itself every week from here on out.

The odds certainly are stacked against the Bears. Think about it: for Chicago to win a Super Bowl in 2019, they have to win their final four games of the regular season as well as the wild-card, divisional round, NFC Championship and Super Bowl. They have to finish the year 8-0.

Crazier things have happened in sports. You gotta believe.

And you have to watch, too. Here are all the ways you can:

Game Information

Dallas Cowboys (6-6) vs. Chicago Bears (6-6)

Date: Thursday, December 5
Time: 7:20 p.m. CST
Location: Soldier Field
TV: FOX

NBC Sports Chicago Coverage
Football Aftershow at the conclusion of the game

Announcers
Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

Stream

Stream on NFL Game Pass

Radio

WBBM 780 (Chicago) and 105.9 FM

Satellite Radio

Bears feed: 226

Cowboys feed:  225

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Bears Season in Review: Eddie Goldman

Bears Season in Review: Eddie Goldman

It seems like an annual talking point at this time in the offseason: Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman is one of the best yet most underrated players in Chicago. His performance in 2019 continued that career narrative. 

Goldman finished the year making 15 starts with 29 tackles and one sack. He earned the eighth-highest Pro Football Focus grade among all Bears defenders and remained the consistent run-stopping force in the center of Chicago’s defensive line. 

To be fair, Goldman wasn’t as dominant as he was in 2018, when his 89.1 PFF grade was one of the best at his position in the NFL. But in terms of his role with the Bears, he’s irreplaceable. 

Goldman is entering the third year of a four-year, $42 million contract and will quickly become a source of contract negotiations once again. If he has another strong season in 2020, GM Ryan Pace will have little choice but to lock him up on another extension. Sure, that seems like it’s way down the road, but big-time defensive linemen get paid big-time contracts; Pace has to be prepared. There are currently six defensive tackles making at least $14 million per season.

Quality nose tackles are hard to find. They don’t fill up the stat sheet and rarely do they ever become league-wide superstars; but the Bears’ defense simply wouldn’t possess the upside it does without Goldman anchoring the defensive line, and that remained true in 2019.

Bears Season in Review: Eddie Goldman

Bears Season in Review: Eddie Goldman

It seems like an annual talking point at this time in the offseason: Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman is one of the best yet most underrated players in Chicago. His performance in 2019 continued that career narrative. 

Goldman finished the year making 15 starts with 29 tackles and one sack. He earned the eighth-highest Pro Football Focus grade among all Bears defenders and remained the consistent run-stopping force in the center of Chicago’s defensive line. 

To be fair, Goldman wasn’t as dominant as he was in 2018, when his 89.1 PFF grade was one of the best at his position in the NFL. But in terms of his role with the Bears, he’s irreplaceable. 

Goldman is entering the third year of a four-year, $42 million contract and will quickly become a source of contract negotiations once again. If he has another strong season in 2020, GM Ryan Pace will have little choice but to lock him up on another extension. Sure, that seems like it’s way down the road, but big-time defensive linemen get paid big-time contracts; Pace has to be prepared. There are currently six defensive tackles making at least $14 million per season.

Quality nose tackles are hard to find. They don’t fill up the stat sheet and rarely do they ever become league-wide superstars; but the Bears’ defense simply wouldn’t possess the upside it does without Goldman anchoring the defensive line, and that remained true in 2019.