The Chicago Bears are still alive, but they cannot afford another loss if they want to make it to the postseason. On the other side, the Cowboys lost three of their last four games and are still topping the NFC East with a 6-6 record. Both teams are at a tricky spot that promises a great battle at Soldier Field on Thursday night, so we’ve prepared the best prop bets to make this clash super interesting to watch.
Thursday Night Football Game Info
Time: Thursday, December 5th @ 8:20 PM ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Weather: 41 F Partly Cloudy
Spread: Cowboys -2.5
Money Line: -150 | +135
Thursday Night Football Prop Bets
1. Alternative Total – Under 46.5 points (-180)
The Bears are scoring only 17.7 points per game, and are the sixth-most inefficient team in the NFL. They are allowing 17.3 points in a return which makes them the fourth-best defense in football. If the Bears beat the Cowboys, they will do it by playing tough defense.
On the other side, the Cowboys are tallying 25.8 points per contest which are the eighth-most in the league. However, over their last two outings, the Cowboys scored nine points against New England and 15 against Buffalo. Dallas is struggling against elite defenses, so this one shouldn’t produce a bunch of points. Only one Chicago’s game this season had more than 46 points in the total.
2. Touchdown Scorer – Amari Cooper (+100)
Amari Cooper has 64 receptions for 971 yards and seven touchdowns this season and is leading the way for the Cowboys’ receiving corps. However, Cooper hasn’t scored in three straight outings. The Bears’ run defense is terrific, so the Cowboys will have to rely on Dak Prescott’s hand a lot.
Cooper had eight catches for 85 yards against the Bills last week, and he’s a go-to-guy in the crunch time. I expect to see a tight battle and a TD by Amari Cooper late in the game. Amari has scored four touchdowns in six outings on Thursday night. He’s also scored in a lone appearance against the Bears in his career.
3. Player Total Rush Yards – Ezekiel Elliott under 83.5 (-120)
Ezekiel Elliott will have a tall task against the Bears who surrender 97.5 rushing yards per game (7th in the NFL). Over his last four outings, Zeke racked up more than 83 rushing yards only once. He had 86 against the Patriots in Week 12, but during that four-game span, the Cowboys played against tough defensive teams.
Last week, Zeke tallied 71 rushing yards on just 12 carries, but he also had seven receptions for 66 yards. I expect to see him more catching the ball from the backfield, as the Bears’ defense is way more vulnerable through the air.
4. Player Total Passing Yards – Dak Prescott over 273.5 (-120)
Dak Prescott is leading the NFL in passing yards (3788). He’s thrown for 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Dak had at least 355 passing yards in three of his last four outings, and I expect to see more of the same at Soldier Field. As I’ve mentioned above, the Bears’ run defense should force the Cowboys to lean on Dak. Dallas’ receiving corps is full of talented playmakers such as Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Randall Cobb, while Ezekiel Elliott and Jason Witten will have some catches, for sure. If the Bears take an early lead, Prescott will throw the pigskin a lot.