Posted December 05, 2013

Bears QB Jay Cutler ruled out against Cowboys

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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has 13 touchdowns this season. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has missed 11 of the Bears’ last 24 games with injuries. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not return to play against the Cowboys on Monday night, according to coach Marc Trestman. Josh McCown will start at quarterback for the Bears.

Cutler has been out with a high ankle sprain suffered Nov. 10 against the Lions. He participated in the practice session open to the media on Thursday, but McCown took first reps with the first unit.

Trestman said Cutler looked good in his first practice in more than three weeks.

“I thought he threw the ball very well,” said Trestman. “I was encouraged by the work he got in.”

Trestman also said that Cutler will not be shut down this year and will “absolutely” play again in 2013.

McCown has played well for the Bears in Cutler’s absence.

The Bears also announced that linebacker Lance Briggs would not play against the Cowboys.

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5 comments
Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Cutler hurt, Rose hurt and Justin Bieber stepping on the Blackhawks logo. Rough times for the toddlin' town.

amolad
amolad

Just let them rest. It's all about next year now.

Kevin11
Kevin11

@Rickapolis I live here, and I DO NOT toddle. Then again, I hate DUH Bearssssssss, and I'm proud of the fact I'm not from here. Not from Wisconsin, either.


Maybe you haven't been here lately, but MOST of this town actually waddles, not toddles. "Dat waddling town" makes most sense.

George
George

@amolad va-jay-jay quitler could very well be wearing silver & black next year

just like his mentor Jeff George!

:D


Joe R2
Joe R2

@amolad


I agree (somewhat).  The Bears won't win much this year.... But the only reason I haven't fully given up yet is because Detroit is still garbage.  They're talented as hell but have the worst coach in the league and will end up committing enough stupid plays to lose a couple more games this year...