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Bears Stomp On Cowboys, 45-28

  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) pitches the ball to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) pitches the ball to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) pitches the ball to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) pitches the ball to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes past Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes past Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes past Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes past Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes against Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes against Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes against Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes against Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) pitches the ball to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) pitches the ball to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes past Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes past Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes against Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) rushes against Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago (ap) — Josh McCown threw for a career-high four touchdowns, and the Chicago Bears scored on their first eight possessions to grab a share of the NFC North lead with a 45-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on a frigid Monday night.

The Bears (7-6) retired Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s number at halftime and pulled even with Detroit in the division race on a night when the wind chill factor was below zero. Dallas (7-6) fell a game behind Philadelphia in the NFC East.

The conditions didn’t stop McCown from throwing for 348 yards or keep the Bears from running away with a lopsided victory after consecutive losses.