Forte was questionable coming into the game after being limited all week in practice but was expected to play all along.
While Forte's return should boost the offense, the Bears might miss Earl Bennett. The receiver is inactive coming off a hand injury. With Bennett out of action, Dane Sanzenbacher is active for the first time this season.
The rest of the inactives included offensive lineman Chris Williams, fullback Evan Rodriguez (sprained MCL), guard Edwin Williams, defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, defensive tackle Nate Collins and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu. With Chris Williams inactive, veteran offensive lineman Jon Scott for the first time season. And with Rodriguez out, Matt Spaeth will start at fullback.
The Cowboys will be without pass rusher Anthony Spencer, who is out with a shoulder injury.