Bears HC Marc Trestman announced that QB Jay Cutler will not play against the Cowboys on Monday.
This of course means that Josh McCown will get another start in Week 14.
Cutler put in a limited practice on Thursday, but it appears as though he still has a ways to go with regards to his ankle sprain.
McCown, 35, has thrown for 1,038 yards, five touchdowns and just one interception while Cutler has been out. He is also coming off a 355-yard and two touchdown performance against the Vikings last weekend.
Both quarterbacks will be unrestricted free agent following the season.
Chicago Bears HC Marc Trestman stated on Monday that QB Jay Cutler‘s status remains as “week to week,” and that they will continue to monitor his status.
“He visited the doctor today, and we’ll know more Thursday or Friday. But [his return to the field will] start with some limited work, see how he moves around and we’ll take it from there,” Trestman explains, via ESPN Chicago. “I really can’t answer that question right now. I’m not trying to hide anything from you. That’s where we’re at.”
Cutler has missed the last three weeks due to a high-ankle sprain that he suffered back on Nov. 10 against the Detroit Lions. Last week, Cutler admitted that his goal was to return for the Bears’ Week 14 game on Monday night.
“Still got to talk to the doctors, gotta go through some stuff this week,” Cutler said. “I don’t know. I think if we’re gonna have any shot at playing, I’m gonna have to practice [this week].”
We have Cutler listed as the No. 8 player in our Top 50 – 2014 Free Agents list.