With the Philadelphia Eagles defeating the New York Giants on Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys had the chance to show the world that they could possibly be better than the defending champs with a win over a very good Chicago Bears team. Fortunately, for us New Yorkers, all they showed was how inconsistent of a team they really are.
Monday Night Football was supposed to be a great matchup between two of the league’s best…. Instead, the Bears exposed and embarrassed the Cowboys.
The game was scoreless until the second quarter when Tony Romo threw one of his five interceptions on the night. Charles Tillman picked it off and ran it back for a 25 yard interception return. Romo answered back quickly with a 10 yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin to make the game close before halftime.
Jay Cutler had a strong second half, throwing both of his touchdowns on the night during and ending the game going 18-24 with 275 yards. Romo was not as lucky. He threw another pick for six in the 3rd quarter and was eventually taken out of the game at the end of the 4th for former Bear’s quarterback, Kyle Orton.
Romo ended the game going 31-43 with 307 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions. His quarterback rating was a pathetic 14.2!
The Cowboy’s running game was also pathetic, getting only 24 yards out of running back DeMarco Murray. Murray started the season off strong against the Giants, but hasn’t provided anything since.
The only positive the Cowboys got out of this game was tight end Jason Witten’s coming out party. He finally woke up and caught 13 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown.
After a great start to the season, the Cowboy’s are starting to look like their usually choke artist selves. If they focused on football rather than opening Victoria Secret stores in the stadium, maybe they would be atop the NFC East.