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Bears’ defense takes control in Dallas

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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.

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53 Responses to “Bears’ defense takes control in Dallas”
  1. packfaninvikeland says: Oct 1, 2012 9:50 PM

    i really want to like cutler but seeing him snub his o.c few weeks after bumping his lineman.. i just dont know what his deal is.. he needs to get ahold of himself.

  2. abninf says: Oct 1, 2012 9:50 PM

    If I see the Discount Double Check commercial one more time I’m smashing my television.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 1, 2012 9:53 PM

    Dallas getting away with TONS OF HOLDING offensively on every pass play.

  4. bluebongzilla says: Oct 1, 2012 9:55 PM

    The plays called are too complicated for the more mentally challenged components of the Cowboys offense. Romo should scrap the radio and play sandlot ball every. That was a nice drive before halftime, mostly improvised.

  5. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 1, 2012 9:55 PM

    Breaking News

    Bears Defense just gave up 6

    Why does it seam like Stuart Scott is always looking at the people on both sides of me?

  6. dabears212 says: Oct 1, 2012 9:55 PM

    Man, Jon Gruden doesn’t sound so bad if you’re a casual observer (meaning you have no allegiance to either team playing) but if you’re a fan of one of the teams on MNF, your ears will bleed to death with all the crap he spews out.

    Seriously, I WISH I was deaf right now.

  7. huskersrock1 says: Oct 1, 2012 9:56 PM

    I hate saying this but Jay cutler is a douche. I honestly feel bad saying this because I feel this comparison is disrespectful to douches.

  8. drgreenstreak says: Oct 1, 2012 9:56 PM

    Except for that last drive where they were sucking wind and gave up 7.

  9. succulentnipples says: Oct 1, 2012 9:57 PM

    Two things: the cowboys are bad. Jay Cutler is an absolute clown.

  10. skins1982 says: Oct 1, 2012 10:00 PM

    Rg3 will take control of not only Dallas, but the entire NFL. The division has flipped!!!!!!! You’ve been warned!!!!!!

  11. tdrundmc says: Oct 1, 2012 10:05 PM

    Brian Urlacher continues to get blown up on D…what an overrated player.

  12. granadafan says: Oct 1, 2012 10:06 PM

    The safety, Chris Conte, is flying around the field and seems as if he’s on every tackle.

  13. marlin6262 says: Oct 1, 2012 10:19 PM

    Good job Dallas. Try hitting cutler a little harder with your purses next drive…

  14. amaf21 says: Oct 1, 2012 10:20 PM

    The window has officially closed. No wonder Romo doesn’t want to talk new contract with that clown Jones.

  15. amaf21 says: Oct 1, 2012 10:25 PM

    I haven’t watched a cowgirls game in a while, but this is just sad. Romo is on a ship of fools. Anyone going to nut up and help the guy?

  16. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Oct 1, 2012 10:28 PM

    Interesting trivia: Dallas hasn’t been in a Super Bowl in 17 seasons. Also the Bears have 8 championships, Dallas only 5.

  17. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 1, 2012 10:32 PM

    Oh, just turned the game on, it’s time for the pink stuff again huh – great.

  18. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Oct 1, 2012 10:34 PM

    Time for the Cowboys to rid themselves of Romo.

    There was a reason why he was not drafted. Time to move on…

    He is NOT a franchise QB and the Cowboys will NEVER be a contender with him.

    Go ahead Cowboy apologists, make an argument that his stats back up his “franchise QB” status…come on, make us laugh some more…

  19. emmitfitzhume says: Oct 1, 2012 10:35 PM

    I love the look on romo’s face when he turns it over. Luckily I get to see it often.

  20. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 1, 2012 10:36 PM

    Wth? Cutler holds the ball a little too long and fumbles, Gruden crucifies him. Romo does the exact same thing and not a word.

  21. countryteeth says: Oct 1, 2012 10:36 PM

    The cowboys have assumed Jerry’s personality. It’s like the circus in the big tent. Never a dull moment, and always entertaining. You can always depend on romo for the unexpected. That last round of turnovers was top quality TV.

  22. phillyphannn83 says: Oct 1, 2012 10:37 PM

    Let’s go Bears!!! Eagles gonna be all alone at the top of the NFC East!!

  23. mattolikesthevikes says: Oct 1, 2012 10:41 PM

    Priceless watching tice sitting there while his qb snubbed him. What a little brat

  24. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 1, 2012 10:57 PM

    The Bears Defense looks good … against the Cowboys.

    I think the Bears will end up 2nd in the division behind the Packers.

    Cowboys may end up last in their division.

  25. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 1, 2012 11:00 PM

    As long as Jerry Jones runs the Cowboys, they won’t win crap….

    Thanks for the Jerry Wipes and Victoria Secret though….

    Go to Hell

    Signed,

    Cowboys fan since ’75

    Long before you bought them Jerrah

  26. jwayne03 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:02 PM

    did anyone else see the big roach that was on the ground when the ref was overturning that call??? nice!

  27. dladd79 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:06 PM

    Cowboys fans at the game be ashamed due to Bears fans cheering louder than you at home. Ridiculous!

    Home field advantage my a$$

  28. realfann says: Oct 1, 2012 11:10 PM

    Serious question:

    if the tipped pass interference was overruled, shouldn’t it have been defensive holding which is a 5 yard penalty/auto first down?????

    I hate da bears but I think they got screwed there.

  29. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Oct 1, 2012 11:11 PM

    “Some of the players on this team are gutless, the ones that ain’t are brainless,’ Coach John McKay
    Thought this famous quote was applicable here.

  30. saberstud75 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:12 PM

    Ummmm, yeah. Cowboys are getting Heman-monkey punched right now!!!

  31. sadskinsfan89 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:12 PM

    I thought this was the cowboys year? Maybe im thinking of last year

  32. conormacleod says: Oct 1, 2012 11:13 PM

    Romo is absolutely overrated. He doesn’t crack the top 15 QB’s if you started a team.

  33. andylucksneck says: Oct 1, 2012 11:16 PM

    Romo has 4 times the interceptions that RG3 has in one game. The cowgirls back has been broken. Here comes Orton.

  34. conormacleod says: Oct 1, 2012 11:19 PM

    Is there some sort of competition to see which announcer wears the most mismatched shirt, tie, and suit?! Stu Scott’s combo damn near gave me a seizure.

  35. amaf21 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:20 PM

    The window has officially closed.

  36. dirtybird28 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:25 PM

    Time to scrap the entire Dallas offense. Dropped passes, gaffed routes, horrible blocking, and a heroin induced QB are ruining this squad. Not to mention a terrible General Manager.

  37. cardiovascularendurance says: Oct 1, 2012 11:26 PM

    Romo has 2 more INTs on the year than Vick.

  38. jackdaniels1 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:29 PM

    Jerr-ah has got to be fuming with all the Bear fans there

  39. spacincasen says: Oct 1, 2012 11:31 PM

    Did those Cutler comments come before or after that 2nd half? W’s are what count in this league, not what the cameras catch during 3 hours of the most competitive moments of your life. Bears are a better team with Cutler as their QB, and nothing else matters.

  40. onebucplace says: Oct 1, 2012 11:35 PM

    Why is Dallas still trying, this game has been over since halftime — some one could get hurt — right girls! I mean Giants fans!

  41. xkevlared says: Oct 1, 2012 11:39 PM

    like Luniz said, The Bears “got five on it” as in five picks

  42. skolvikesskol says: Oct 1, 2012 11:40 PM

    I have no other way to put this… but Dez Bryant is dumb.

  43. thesmedman says: Oct 1, 2012 11:42 PM

    Wade Phillips is laughing in Houston.

    Simply put: Jason Garrett is a poor HC and Rob Ryan is a poor DC (and in no way qualified to be a HC). Put them out of their misery, please.

    On the other hand, the Jerry is a poor GM.

  44. bangbangbilly says: Oct 2, 2012 12:10 AM

    How bout dem cowgirls !!! I think Jerry jones son in law still cleaning his glasses. Daaa Bears! Road to super bowl is gunna be goin through Chicago if they keep this up

  45. killacowboy says: Oct 2, 2012 12:37 AM

    Man it’s time for a change in BIG D.. Get rid of Romo and Dez..Neither one of them can play in pressure situations.. I just don’t understand why they don’t pass to Miles Austin like every down.. He’s the only Money player on the team!!!

  46. rajbais says: Oct 2, 2012 1:16 AM

    When Shaun O’Hara said that the Cowboys were the better team in Texas because they were in a tougher division I knew that NFL broadcasting was in a crisis that was equivalent to the Cowboys.

    The NFC is overrated because of fool’s gold QB’s like Romo!!!! Their teams have too many games that they shouldn’t lose!!!! The Cowboys have done that ever since 2010!!!

    Dallas, learn from the Texans because they’re not only deserving of being Texas’ team they deserve to be America’s Team!!! Why??? Because they’ll win the Super Bowl and make Jerry Jones look like a dope who’s only benefiting from Jimmy Johnson’s success!!!

  47. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:15 AM

    Dallas blew their load to beat the Giants.

    Bucs are now 1-3, with a completely unimpressive win against Carolina.

  48. silverhog38 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:50 AM

    I just don’t know where to start when it comes to this. I’ve been a Cowboy’s fan for my entire memorable and comprehendible life. Granted the 90’s were awesome and unforgettable but as America’s team I/we expect better than what has been accomplished since then. Since I got married and have had a child, which have both been Cowboy fans since then, all we have endured is heartbreak. Every year we have such high expectations and in return with my family and I loving the ‘boys, I’ve spent a countless amount of money on game tickets and merchandise than what you could imagine. I am so sick and tired of not drafting a QB at least in the 3rd round just for maybe an uncovered gem or maybe competition for Romo. I could not believe for the life of me why we didn’t try to pick up a QB in the first to third round of this past draft, I just can’t understand what Jerry is thinking. What I do know is since my son has been alive he has not witnessed a Cowboys Super bowl victory and it hurts me badly. I believe this situation starts with the head coach to the defensive coordinator. Unless the QB, head coach, and defensive coordinator is changed the same outcome will be with us year after year.

    I remember Jerry telling the world before we played the Saints back in the year they won the Super bowl that if we didn’t win he was going to change it all. Well unfortunately as crazy as it sounds, we won that game and went on to beat the Eagles 2 straight times, once in the wildcard game of the playoffs. If we would have just lost that game to the Saints, Jason Garrett would be long gone and our new head coach would either figure out how to better coach Romo or boot him out the door. Please Jerry help the Cowboy nation and fire Garrett right now!! Take a chance on Ryan even though his defense has been lit up several times this year already at least he brings some spark and emotion. HELP US JERRY, PLEASE!!

  49. udwnwitjpp says: Oct 2, 2012 7:22 AM

    When bright lights on romo falls asleep

  50. bobbyhoying says: Oct 2, 2012 7:53 AM

    Thoroughly enjoyable game to watch – for an Eagles fan. Thank you Bears.

  51. docsweeney says: Oct 2, 2012 9:38 AM

    I think what was impressive last night was that the Bears had a good game plan. Rollouts, boots, found the TE for a few passes. Defensively, even with Urlacher still not up to speed, defense played inspired. The secondary looks good. Tillman was aggressive, Jennings tipped another ball for Wright, Conte flying around. But…it’s one game. Yes 3-1 is good, but go to Jacksonville now and beat them. SHOULD be easy but it will likely be a taffy pull. Then a BYE week, get healthy and ready for the next 10.

    As for the Tice/Culter thing, that happens a lot when coordinators get in certain players ears, Cutler walked away, Tice followed and then three minutes later, they were talking. Yes, Jay is a putz. There are a lot of them out there.

  52. damnskins703 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:44 AM

    Jason Garrett is a clown

  53. phillyphannn83 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:06 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:15 AM

    Dallas blew their load to beat the Giants.
    ———————————
    Funny, you used this same line yesterday about the Eagles.

    Heres one for you, Giants blew their load last year and wont even make the playoffs this year.

    For all the smack you Ginas fans talk, you seem oblivious to the fact that 9-7 is only 1 game better than 8-8. Youre also oblivious that you lucked your way past SF and GB in the playoffs. You got lucky, you should have some humility about it, not arrogance and ignorance.

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