Bearing Down: Cowboys Ready For Chicago, Brent Ready to Return

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VALLEY RANCH, TX  - Cowboys fans are a bit stressed right now. It’s December and the Boys have a must-win game in Chicago to kick things off.

So will a trip to the Windy City have fans singing the blues, or will it help us forget the “turkey” on Turkey Day?

“Those past experiences, I think we're all better because of that," tight end Jason Witten said. "And as tough as they were it`s caused us to self-reflect and look at it and evaluate coming up short in December like that."

Well maybe getting away from home will be just what this team needs to get over the hump. Dallas is undefeated on the road this season.

So what makes being away sweeter than being home?

“I think that turns me on a little bit to come into someone's house and to hear the boos and all that, so I think it's a great thing,” said DeMarco Murray.

Well if the Cowboys are expecting a chilly reception from the Soldier Field faithful, you can only imagine what kind of welcome Josh Brent will get. Brent is expected to play for the first time since 2012 in Thursday night’s game

But at home, the story of his intoxication manslaughter conviction is still ongoing.

Brent is now the focus of two lawsuits: one by Jerry Brown Sr., father of the teammate who was killed in the December 2012 crash, and another by the nightclub where Brent and Brown were drinking.

If football is all about focus, then Brent has a heck of a task in front of him.

As for his team, they just need to focus on not collapsing in December again. No fan wants to see that rerun.

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