"It's a play that we talk about all the time," McCown said. "You want to put a ball where a guy can catch it but not put the ball in jeopardy, so to speak. My part was relatively easy. His part was unreal."
After riding Murray for 99 yards on 13 carries in the first 24 minutes of the game, the Cowboys tied the game at 14 on a play-action pass from Romo to tight end Jason Witten. Romo hit receiver Dez Bryant for a 2-yard touchdown on the first possession of the game.
Forte finished with 102 yards on 20 carries.
NOTES: The Bears retired the jersey number (89) of former TE Mike Ditka, who played for the Cowboys and Bears and was a five-time Pro Bowl pick before spending 12 years as head coach in Chicago. Ditka was honored at halftime and is the 14th player to have his number retired by the franchise. ... Cowboys MLB Sean Lee, in his return from a two-game absence with a hamstring injury, left the game on the first possession of the third quarter with a neck injury. He returned briefly on the next possession before being ruled out for the game. Return man Dwayne Harris (hamstring) also left in the third quarter and did not return. ... Bears QB Jay Cutler was inactive for the fifth time in six games. LB Lance Briggs, who fractured his shoulder Oct. 20, was also inactive. ... The Cowboys were without two starters: CB Morris Claiborne and LB Justin Durant were inactive with hamstring injuries. ... Temperature at kickoff was 8 degrees with a wind-chill factor of minus-9 and wind gusts of 23 mph. "I still can't feel my toes," McCown said an hour after the game. ... Bears WR Brandon Marshall went over 1,000 receiving yards for the seventh consecutive season.