Jay Cutler practiced with the Bears on Thursday, but he won’t be playing quarterback for them on Monday.
Coach Marc Trestman announced on Thursday afternoon that Josh McCown will make a fourth straight start against the Cowboys. John Mullin of CSN Chicago reports that Trestman said he “absolutely” thinks that Cutler will play again this season, but anything he does in practice this week will just be an attempt to get him up to speed for Week 15.
McCown will lead the Bears in a game that they really need if they’re going to pull in front of the Lions in the NFC North. With the Lions sweeping the season series, they’ll win any tiebreaker and that leaves Chicago with almost no margin for error.
McCown won’t have linebacker Lance Briggs to help the defense put forth a better effort. Trestman ruled Briggs out of the game against Dallas as well and said the linebacker has yet to start practicing since injuring his shoulder.