LAKE FOREST, Ill. Francisco Rodriguez Jersey . - If the Dallas Cowboys can avoid another late-season letdown, they can reach a significant goal: the NFC East title.The first step is getting past the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.They are a game behind Philadelphia in the NFC East after getting blown out 33-10 by the Eagles on Thanksgiving and have another showdown with them next week that could be for the division lead.But before Dallas (8-4) can worry about that, theres this matchup with the struggling Bears (5-7) at Soldier Field.Its hard to get to this point in the year and be 8-4 and right in the middle of the hunt, tight end Jason Witten said. I think you play long enough like I have you respect the opportunity that you have and where you are positioned. So I am excited about that.Its not hard to see why he is excited considering the Cowboys last made the playoffs in 2009. But they have struggled in recent years once December arrived.In 2011, they dropped four of their final five. A year later, they dropped their final two games after taking the first three in December. Last year, they lost three of their last four.All three seasons they wound up 8-8, and anything less than a playoff appearance would be a big letdown for a team that started 6-1.Of course, this weeks opponent knows all about disappointment. A loss at Detroit last Thursday all but assured the Bears will miss the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years.And the Bears may also be without kicker Robbie Gould this week. He was listed as doubtful because of a right quadriceps injury and the Bears signed veteran Jay Feely on Wednesday.Chicago is basically in the spoiler role now, hoping to hand the Cowboys their first road loss. Dallas is a league-best 5-0 this season and has won six straight away from home since a 45-28 pounding at Soldier Field on a bone-chilling night last December.Here are some things to look for in this game:BOUNCE BACK: Dallas Tony Romo looks to rebound from a rough game.Coming off back surgery last December and another back injury sustained on a sack in October, he appeared to be the Cowboys player most affected by the quick turnaround before last weeks game. He got sacked four times and intercepted twice while throwing for 199 yards, and his rating for the game was 53.7 compared to 106.2 for the season.It also wasnt a good game for the defence, which gave up a season-high 464 yards against the Eagles.THE LION AND GAZELLE: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett acknowledged he and Witten were not exactly best friends when they were teammates in Dallas. Part of that stems from the fact that he was a young player looking for an opportunity to contribute that was not there with a veteran ahead of him.Every single year theres a lion coming out of college, Bennett said. You know what Im saying? And every single year theres an old guy in the NFL whos a gazelle. And every single morning the gazelle wakes up because the gazelle has to run, otherwise the lion catches it. So every single morning the lion wakes up he chases the gazelle. In that situation I was the lion. I didnt catch the gazelle, though. I had to go to another jungle.Bennett had 85 receptions in four seasons with the Cowboys (2008-11). He made a big jump with the New York Giants in 2012, catching 55 passes, and he has emerged as one of the top players at his position in two seasons with the Bears. Bennett is tied with Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski for league lead among tight ends with 65 catches and has 737 yards receiving.ANOTHER GEAR: Not that hes in much danger of losing the rushing title, but DeMarco Murrays pace has slowed a little in recent weeks.He ran for a season-low 73 yards on 20 carries against Philadelphia. And in the four games since he ran for 141 against Washington, he is averaging just over 93 yards.Even so, he still leads the rushing race by nearly 400 yards with 1,427. Pittsburghs LeVeon Bell is second with 1,046.BALANCING ACT: The run-pass balance has been an issue for the Bears this season, and it came to the forefront again last week at Detroit.Chicago ran the ball just eight times for 13 yards, with Matt Forte matching a career low with five carries for 6 yards. 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Ireland scored the games only two tries from superb rolling mauls while Jonathan Sexton kicked four penalties, his only miss from beyond halfway. By contrast, Wales only shot in anger was a second-half try disallowed, while Irelands superior discipline gave Leigh Halfpenny only one penalty kick, nearly an hour in. Wales, trying to become the first team to win the championship three successive times outright, promised to be direct and physical but was overwhelmed by a swarming defence and forced into multiple errors; 15 penalties and two free kicks, 16 missed tackles, 10 turnovers, two chargedowns. Wales paid for it with a first away loss in the championship since 2011, when it also last failed to score a try. Coach Warren Gatland, following Wales biggest Six Nations defeat in his seven-year tenure, called it his lowest moment. "We wont be thinking in terms of retaining the Six Nations, well be thinking about improving for our next game against France," he said. Gatland was taken aback by Irelands rugged defence, and his side conceding 17 penalties and free kicks. "I cant remember any occasion when they moved the ball through the backline at us," he said. "They dominated us up front and caused us a lot of problems. We have a target of 10 (penalties) or loss, so to give 17 away was simply unacceptable." After two successive wins for the first time since 2010, Ireland was in pole position for this years title, though it must win at least one of its two away games, against England next in two weeks, or France in the tournament closer next month. "Im not going to think too far ahead," Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said. "But its certainly a gathering of confidence for us." He said replacement lock Dan Tuohy may have a broken forearm. The 13-0 halftime score fairly reflected Irelands control. By the time Sexton kicked them 6-0 ahead in the 17th minute, Wales had conceded five penalties to one. The scrums were a mess ffor both sides but the lineout was an Irish pressure point, thanks to OConnell and Devin Toner. James McCann Tigers Jersey. Even in the collisions, the Welsh came off second best. Scott Williams cut down Irish opposite Brian ODriscoll, who was winded for a bit, but it was Williams who soon walked off cradling his right shoulder. With Wales putting out a dozen Lions to Irelands nine, some big Welsh names were left in the shade: Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones by Cian Healy and Mike Ross in the front row, Sam Warburton and Dan Lydiate by Chris Henry and Peter OMahony in the loose, and George North and Alex Cuthbert by Andrew Trimble and Dave Kearney on the wings. Sexton, Paul OConnell, Toner were also Irish standouts. Wales coming off second-best everywhere was no better encapsulated than about half an hour in. Wales earned a lineout throw-in on the Irish 22, but Wales blew the lift and Toner didnt even have to jump to take the gift catch. Moments later, Wales turned over the ball near halfway and Sexton had the foresight to realize Halfpenny was up near the play, so he kicked down the line and No. 8 Jamie Heaslip forced Rhys Priestland to run the ball out. Given an attacking lineout five meters out, Toner took the catch, handed the ball to Henry, and the flanker was trailered in a fast rolling maul into the right corner for his first test try. Sexton converted from the touchline. After Sexton made it 16-0 in the 46th, Irish fans began singing, their confidence rising. When Halfpenny, on the occasion of him becoming the youngest Wales player to 50 caps at 25, finally kicked their first points, OMahony drew a second penalty for Ireland and Sexton delivered. Wales one try chance came after scrumhalf Mike Phillips tapped two consecutive penalties and replacement prop Rhodri Jones burrowed over but he was penalized for a double movement. 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