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Turkey Day

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Nov 26, 2004 9:28PM

The Bears got the stuffing beat out of them once again, this time 21-7 by the lowly Dallas Cowboys. The offense played as imeptly as they have most of the season, again getting outscored by the Bears defense as the only Bears points came on a 45-yard R.W. McQuarters interception return for a TD.

2004_11_sports_bears_week11.jpgBut at least the Bears looked cool this week, playing in some stylin' orange retro jerseys inspired by the ones the team wore in 1946 when they won the NFL Championship following an 8-2-1 season. The Cowboys wore uniforms modeled after their 1962 ones. Chicagoist wishes they'd stick with the orange for the rest of the season.

One bright spot of the day was the family reunion on the field, as the Bears' Thomas Jones faced his brother Julius who plays for the Cowboys. Both running backs, rookie Julius clearly had the better day as he ran for 150 yards and 2 TDs compared to only 46 yards and no TD for Thomas. This isn't the first time a Chicago Bear has faced his brother on Thanksgiving Day. The legendary Walter Payton faced off against his brother Eddie on Turkey Day in 1977. The loser bought mama's plane ticket to the game. No word whether Thomas and Julius had anything more then bragging rights riding on yesterday's game.