Cowboys at Bears

ESPN, 8:25 p.m.

Line: Even.

The lowdown: Marc Trestman broke out the heaters in practice for the Bears (6-6) this week. Jason Garrett sent the Cowboys outside on a bitterly cold day in Dallas.

Both coaches were preparing for a frigid Monday night game in Chicago, with temperatures likely to be in the teens and a windchill possibly below zero.

Before facing the New York Giants two weeks ago, the first cold spell of the season hit Dallas, and Garrett kept his players outside all week. The Cowboys (now 7-5) took a 21-6 lead in the third quarter, and after they squandered it, Tony Romo led a 14-play drive to Dan Bailey's winning field goal on the final play.

"I think he does a real good job of throwing in that weather," Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said of Romo, who played at Eastern Illinois.

Bears quarterback Josh McCown, on the other hand, grew up in Texas, played in college there at Southern Methodist and Sam Houston State, and made more than half his NFL starts in Arizona.

- Associated Press

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