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By the Numbers: Bears at Cowboys


Numbers can help tell a story in a football game. Here's a look at 10 important or interesting statistics that could play a role in Sunday night's game between the Bears and Dallas Cowboys.

1: Rushing touchdowns for Dallas rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott in each of his team's first two games.

2: Pass plays of 40 yards for the Bears offense this season; the team's defense has allowed zero plays of that length in 2016.

4.46: Yards per play gained against the Chicago defense this season, third-fewest in the NFL, trailing only Denver (4.37) and Seattle (4.44).

7.3: Yards per rush attempt for rookie Jordan Howard in the Week 2 game against the Eagles.

13: Receptions this season for Cowboys WR Cole Beasley, tied for seventh-most in the league.

15.7: Yards per punt return allowed by Dallas' special teams unit, third-highest in the NFL.

23:48: Average time of possession through two games for the Bears' offense, the lowest in the NFL.

30.5: Average points scored by the Bears in two previous games at Cowboys Stadium/ AT&T Stadium, where Sunday's game will be held. Chicago won both contests.

65: Yards on Eddie Royal's punt return touchdown in Week 2 versus the Eagles. It was the first punt return touchdown for the Bears since Oct. 20, 2013.

75: Passing attempts for Dallas' rookie QB Dak Prescott this season without an interception, the most attempts without a pick in a QB's first two games in NFL history.

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