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Marshall: Cowboys Were Beat Before Game Started

Brandon Marshall believes the cold got into the Cowboys' heads long before the opening whistle

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Marshall: Cowboys Were Beat Before Game Started

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The Dallas Cowboys never stood a chance on Monday night, to hear Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall tell it.

Marshall told the “Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Tuesday that the believes the Cowboys were beat before the opening whistle, based on what he saw when he and his teammates took the field for early pregame warm-ups.

We beat Dallas last night before the game started,” Marshall said, per Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago. “When it was [receiver] Alshon [Jeffrey], myself, Earl Bennett and some of the other guys outside warming up pregame, there was only a handful of Dallas players. I looked around and I said, ‘Man, we've got these guys.’”

At kickoff, the temperature was 8 degrees, the wind chill was -9 and there were gusts of 10-15 MPH swirling around the field.

"The elements were already in their heads," Marshall said. "So pregame, I believe that we won. I'm pretty sure there [would have been] more guys out there if it wasn't colder, but they weren't out there. For us, once you start putting on sleeves and start doing things differently, you buy into the elements and the game is over."

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