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Cowboys vs. Bears 2013 NFL live stream & TV start time schedule, odds

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The 2013 NFL live streaming and TV games continue with Monday Night Football live from Soldier Field in Chicago on Dec. 9 with the Bears hosting the Cowboys. While the Bears are out of the running for the 2013 postseason, the Dallas Cowboys are still very much alive and battling for their division with the Eagles. Tonight's latest televised and live streaming NFL game will be featured by the ESPN networks for fans to enjoy.

According to ESPN.com in a Dec. 9 report, tonight's game pits the 7-5 Cowboys at the 6-6 Bears on Soldier Field, where Chicago is 4-2 at home this year. The Cowboys, who have just a 2-4 record on the road, have won five of seven games now and are vying with Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC East division. While the Cowboys haven't had a ton of success in the month of December, going 11-15 last year, and 13-17 overall since Tony Romo became starting quarterback, Jerry Jones is optimistic his team can improve upon that stat. He told the media:

"We've always known that what they remember is what you do in December. We need to change that. That was our goal this year. And we've got a chance to do something about it this year."

While the Cowboys seem to have plenty to play for in tonight's game, the Bears are playing for pride's sake. They'll be seeking a third straight win against Dallas. In their last game back in Oct. 2012, Cutler was at quarterback. In tonight's edition, Josh McCown is starting at QB for the Bears, who are currently averaging 271.6 passing yards per game. He told the media with regards to tonight's game:

"We've got to put up a win in the win column. The standings don't matter if you don't win football games."

The Bears have lost two straight games now, including last weekend's 23-20 overtime loss at Minnesota, and a 42-21 rout by the Rams a week earlier. A win tonight would give the Bears a 7-6 record, tying them with the Detroit Lions, who would win a tiebreaker between the two teams, making tonight's game that much more crucial for Chicago, as their season could be slowly slipping away with Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs both sidelined. A victory is much-needed if the Bears want to maintain any sort of hope for a playoff spot.

Tonight's matchup has the home squad Bears as the favorites by 1 1/2 points over the visiting Cowboys. The over/under for the game is 48 total points according to Tireball.com in their Dec. 9 report. There will be chilly temperatures in Chicago tonight, just like a large portion of the United States has recently been experiencing.

Tonight's Cowboys vs. Bears NFL game has a scheduled start time of 8:40 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. TV viewers can watch this game on ESPN for standard or hi-definition presentation on cable or satellite. There is also live streaming online coverage of the game available through WatchESPN, starting at 8:30 p.m. EST. This service is available in select regions of the U.S. and may be blacked out or restricted for some viewers. See more info at WatchESPN for how to watch online.

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