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Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler "challenged" offense last week

Heading to Cowboys Stadium for Monday Night Football, Bears receiver Brandon Marshall nearly cried, overcome with emotion.

“It felt like a tidal wave building all week, crescendoing,” Marshall said. “All glory to God. I’m just thankful that he chose to use me. It’s humbling to be in this type of venue, this atmosphere. I really wanted to enjoy it and take advantage of this opportunity.”

Marshall had his best game this season, catching seven passes for 138 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown.

Jay Cutler may have had something to do with it.

“He pushed us tonight,” Marshall said of his quarterback. “He challenged us throughout the week, and I think it transferred over to game day.”

Marshall was targeted eight times, a team-high. But, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was tarted 14 times, catching 13 passes for 112 yards, including one touchdown.

The Bears moved Marshall around, constantly looking for favorable match ups, something Cowboys coach Jason Garrett noted.

“They do a good job that way, and he does a good job,” Garrett said of the movement. “He’s a physical reciver. He kind of pushes off the top of things and creates some separation, and he did that throughout the ball game and Cutler did a nice job of finding him.”

Through four games, Marshall has 23 catches for 352 yards with two touchdowns.