In a defensive struggle in Dallas, the Bears’ defense struck first.
Bears cornerback Charles Tillman intercepted a Tony Romo pass late in the second quarter and ran it back 25 yards for a touchdown, scoring the game’s first touchdown and giving the Bears a 10-0 lead.
Romo and Dez Bryant were talking on the sideline afterward, and it appeared that Romo had changed the play at the line of scrimmage and called for Bryant to change his route, only to have Bryant run the wrong route, leading to the ball going directly to Tillman with Bryant totally out of position.
Bears running back Matt Forte, back after missing last week with a sprained ankle, appeared to tweak that ankle on his first carry. But after having it re-taped, he returned to the game and has run well, with seven carries for 42 yards.
The Cowboys’ running back, DeMarco Murray, has been a mess: He has just 13 yards on seven carries and has fumbled twice.
In the second half, someone on the Cowboys’ offense is going to have to make a play. The first half has been all about the Bears’ defense.