The Bears defense ranks first in the NFL in sacks with 14.0. They finished last season 19th in the league with 33.0 sacks.
Quarterback Jay Cutler has won four of his last five starts on Monday Night Football.
Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester has scored eight touchdowns (three punt returns, two kick returns, one receiving) in eight appearances on Monday Night Football.
The four-man rotation of defensive ends (Julius Peppers, Israel Idonije, Shea McClellin, Corey Wootton) have combined for 8.0 sacks this season.
McClellin’s two sacks rank second among rookie defensive ends behind only Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin (2.5).
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware has 6.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his last seven games on Monday Night Football.
The last time the Bears and Cowboys squared off was in Week Two of the 2010 season. The Bears started Frank Omiyale at left tackle because Chris Williams was injured. Omiyale played arguably his best game as a Bear not allowing DeMarcus Ware to record a sack.
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings is first in the league in interceptions (4) and in pass deflections (9) this season.