The Cowboys got schooled in primetime by the ferocity of the Bears defense. Romo failed to establish a rhythm with his offense as turnovers was the theme of the night for the Cowboys.
Forte got injured early but was soon back in and he ran efficiently. Jay Cutler kept his composure despite a slow start and the defense got the ball rolling. Charles Tillman gobbled up an INT from Romo which was meant for Bryant and Tillman ran it into the endzone. The Cowboys responded on their next drive with a touchdown of their own, only for Cutler to counteract and connect with Hester to bring the Bears lead up to 17 to 7.
A series of turnovers for both teams then followed, but ultimately Romo made yet another error which led to a Bears touchdown. Cutler and Brandon Marshall had great chemistry in this game unlike the Romo/Bryant tandem, with Marshall rushing for 188 yards and TD. The Bears lead swelled to 34-10 in the 4th quarter with Cutler playing the way many believe he’s capable of always playing. Another pick by Romo soon followed and by then the damage for the Cowboys who tacked on one last ditch touchdown to bring the final score to 34-18.
The Bears move to a commanding 3-1 recording in the NFC North, and the Cowboys fall to .500 at 2-2 as it looks as if it will be another long year in Dallas. Romo’s inability to connect with his receivers is a problem that needs to be addressed.