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Throwback Thursday: 2 Rookies Start, But Only 1 Shined Bright vs. Chicago
On Thanksgiving Day in 2004, the Cowboys hosted a Chicago Bears team hoping to take advantage of a pair of rookies in the Dallas backfield.
While they handled one of them rather well, the other torched them for a career game.
Quarterback Drew Henson made his first career start and threw an interception returned for a touchdown. He was pulled at halftime for veteran quarterback Vinny Testaverde who guided the Cowboys to a 21-7 victory.
But the real star of the show was Julius Jones, who had yet to have a breakout performance in his rookie season. Playing opposite of his brother Thomas, the Bears’ starting tailback, Julius Jones went off for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
Technically, Henson got the victory for the Cowboys, marking the last rookie quarterback in franchise history to get a win since Dak Prescott did it on Sunday against the Redskins.
Prescott is also joined by a rookie running back, who also wears No. 21, who is waiting to have a breakout game as well. Perhaps, Ezekiel Elliott can have his first big night against the Bears, just like Julius Jones did 12 years earlier. Read