After a 3-0 start, the Dallas Cowboys lost seven of their next 10 games, including a 31-24 road loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 14. The score masked a one-sided affair that saw Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky become the first quarterback in NFL history to complete 70 percent of his passes, throw for at least three touchdowns, rush for at least 50 yards, and tack on a rushing touchdown. Chicago ran off 24 unanswered points starting in the second quarter, were up 31-14 in the fourth quarter, and never looked back.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones was STILL doing what he could to defend head coach Jason Garrett while watching his team fall below .500 on the season. At 6-7, the Cowboys still led the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East division lead, but ultimately flopped down the stretched and missed the playoffs. The stress was evident in reports of “chippy” practices leading up to that Bears game, and even fans were releasing their anger as another average season rolled along.
At some point during or after that Thursday Night Football game, Chicago Bears fans and Dallas Cowboys fans were seen exchanging haymakers out on the concourse of Soldier Field. Video of the fight was obtained by Barstool Sports, and, well, the Cowboys definitely lost twice that night.
Cowboys Fans Fight Bears Fans
We don’t see when or how the fight starts — my educated guess is it started with a few Goose Island beers — but the swarm of Bears-clad supporters definitely get the better of this fight. “Khalil Mack” wails on a Cowboy fan in one scrum, while “Ezekiel Elliott” makes one, last effort to score a knockdown for Team Dallas as onlookers watch the madness from above.
A report from TMZ didn’t make clear if anyone was arrested for the brawl.
Postgame fights are never a good idea for those involved, but for everyone watching (like us), they’re a better use of time than watching Dak Prescott and Dallas’ high-powered offense, somehow, come up short on the scoreboard week after week.
This article was originally published December 6, 2019. It was updated after the season ended, as both Chicago and Dallas finished with identical 8-8 records and missed the playoffs.