This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
Thursday night's matchup between the Cowboys and Bears is a battle of two similar teams, each coming in with 6-6 records, with both earning wins against the Giants (two for the Cowboys), Lions (two for the Bears) and Redskins, while they've separately beaten the Dolphins, Eagles, Broncos and Vikings. They have under-performed preseason expectations, though the Cowboys miraculously are in first place in the NFC East, so their playoff hopes are still very much alive. The Bears, on the other hand, sit behind the 9-3 Packers and 8-4 Vikings in the NFC North and need some help from other teams if they want to make the postseason. The 43.5-point total on FanDuel Sportsbook isn't high by any means, though the game is expected to be close, with the Cowboys 3.0-point road favorites.
Both quarterbacks are coming off big Thanksgiving games, with the Bears' Mitchell Trubisky ($8,800 DK, $15,000 FD) completing 29 of 38 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns while Dak Prescott ($10,800 DK, $15,500 FD) of the Cowboys picked up plenty of garbage time fantasy points against the Bills, finishing with 355 yards and two touchdowns. It was the third time in his last four games that Prescott has thrown for more than 350 yards, and he's thrown multiple touchdowns in four of the last five. On the other hand, Trubisky's 338 yards represented the first time he's reached even 280 in a game this season, and he's thrown for multiple touchdowns four times this season versus