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Chicago Bears show up; Dallas Cowboys M.I.A.

The Chicago Bears played a complete game on Monday night in Dallas, consistently hitting on big plays on offense and forcing game-changing turnovers on the other side of the ball.

Here's what else we learned in the Bears' resounding 34-18 win over the Dallas Cowboys:

» Gregg Rosenthal wrote about it, and I agree: Jay Cutler is embracing his status as the NFL's preeminent villain. He had to know cameras were trained on him when he blew off offensive coordinator Mike Tice in the second quarter. Classic.

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» Convincing Billy Zabka impression aside, Cutler had a damn good game. When he gets hot, he's completely unstoppable. It's the inconsistency that keeps him out of that elite group.

» The Cowboys have to be feeling better about Jason Witten, who went nuts with 13 catches and nary a drop.

»Morris Claiborne looked very green on Devin Hester's 34-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. Hester laid waste to the rookie with a killer stutter-and-go route.

»Brandon Marshall just killed the Dallas secondary. He sat down in the zone. He took the top off. The guy is a complete receiver.

» The Cowboys entered Week 4 as the No. 1-ranked defense in the league. If you didn't read too much in to the puff pieces about Rob Ryan's unit the past few days, congratulations.

» What a maddening game by Dez Bryant. Multiple drops, a killer route miscommunication that led to a pick six, and a sloppy illegal shift penalty. And yet, Bryant still finished with season highs in catches (8) and yards (105).

» The Bears got a scare when Matt Forte -- making his return from an ankle injury -- limped to the sideline after his first carry. Forte quickly returned and looked healthy.

»Cowboys Stadium might be the apple of Jerry Jones' eye, but it's not much of a home-field advantage. How many high-profile games have the Cowboys lost in their building since 2009?

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