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Bears win big thanks to Romo’s interceptions, Bryant’s drops

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had a 300-yard passing game, and Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had a 100-yard receiving game, but Monday night’s Bears victory in Dallas will be remembered more for what went wrong for Romo and Bryant.

Romo threw five interceptions, and Bryant had three big drops, as the Bears’ defense led the way in a 34-18 victory. Two of Romo’s interceptions were returned for touchdowns, one run back 25 yards by Charles Tillman and one run back 74 yards by Lance Briggs. The opportunistic Bears defense got its hands on the ball all night, although it could have been even worse for Dallas, as the Bears failed to recover any of the Cowboys’ three fumbles.

It was only the second time in Romo’s career that he threw more than three interceptions in a game, and while not all of tonight’s interceptions were his fault — one was tipped and could have been caught, another came when Bryant appeared to run the wrong route — this will be remembered as a game when Romo came up short. In the closing minutes, with the game out of reach, Romo was pulled in favor of Kyle Orton, who marched the Cowboys down the field for a garbage-time touchdown.

Monday night will also be remembered as a game when Bears receiver Brandon Marshall was everything Chicago needs him to be. Marshall had by far his best game with the Bears, catching seven of the eight passes thrown to him, for 138 yards and a touchdown. If Marshall and Jay Cutler can hook up like this every week, the Bears’ offense is going to be tough to stop.

For the Cowboys, who fall to 2-2, it’s hard to figure out what kind of team they are. In two hard-fought wins, over the Giants and Bucs, they’ve played tough, disciplined football. And in two ugly losses, against the Seahawks and Bears, they’ve looked terrible.

But there’s not much doubt about what kind of team the Bears are. They’ve improved to 3-1, with all three wins coming by at least 17 points. The Bears look like contenders.

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133 Responses to “Bears win big thanks to Romo’s interceptions, Bryant’s drops”
  1. bathroomben7 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:40 PM

    Cowboys will never win anything as long as Tony Romo and Jerry Jones are there. And I can’t think of a more deserving fanbase for the two of them.

  2. rtl1984 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:41 PM

    Forget tebow/Sanchez. Lets talk some orton/romo.

    Oh wait.

    Espn only cares about the jets and Tom Brady.

  3. fuzzynuts55 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:41 PM

    Steve young please let trent do all the talking after the game!!

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

    No other way to put it… Dez Bryant is a bust. He’s good, but dumb… He will never be an elite receiver.

  5. xkevlared says: Oct 1, 2012 11:43 PM

    The Bears “Got five on it” as in five picks on romo.

  6. herlies says: Oct 1, 2012 11:43 PM

    Dez Bryant…

    Wordsmith, scholar, student of the game.

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

    Poor hc and dc, and gm. Simply put.

  8. tdk24 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:43 PM

    Wow!

  9. hard2be4skins says: Oct 1, 2012 11:44 PM

    How about “Bears win by playing good defence and scoring more points than the cowboys.”

  10. somekat says: Oct 1, 2012 11:44 PM

    What happened to all that “you’ll see the class of th NFC East in Dallas” crap I saw last night and this morning?

    “Special” class?

  11. shaggytoodle says: Oct 1, 2012 11:45 PM

    I wonder if Jerry Jones went to bed at halftime during this weeks MNF game.

    I hate to say it Dallas fans, but Romo isn’t going to be the guy taking you to the big game.

  12. dogluverssuck says: Oct 1, 2012 11:45 PM

    All the critics wanting Vick benched, but the whole NFC East is looking up in the standings to Vick and the Eagles.

    So…..who should be benched now?

  13. eyeh8goodell says: Oct 1, 2012 11:45 PM

    I remember all the cries of “statement game!” after that week 1 Cowboys win. LOL.

    And the statement was the same as always: “stay tuned, because the other shoe will surely drop soon enough”.

  14. ihaterogergoodell says: Oct 1, 2012 11:46 PM

    OR you could word your title as thanks to Bears’ great D. But whatever.

  15. q1ller says: Oct 1, 2012 11:46 PM

    The Cowboys are a joke. There is no way this nucleus of a team is going anywhere.

  16. mrsandusky says: Oct 1, 2012 11:46 PM

    Dez Bryant needs to start applying to McDonald’s where he belongs

  17. andylucksneck says: Oct 1, 2012 11:47 PM

    5 times as many picks as RG3 in one game. Romo will be holding the clipboard before the year is out. Cowgirls are terrible.

    HTTR!!!!!

  18. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 1, 2012 11:47 PM

    This is all Jerry Jones fault.

    True Cowboys fans hate you Jerry.

    And Hate is a very ugly word.

    Thanks for the Jerry Wipes and Victorias Secret.

  19. thesaint257 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:47 PM

    How bout them Cowboys?!

  20. thesmedman says: Oct 1, 2012 11:48 PM

    Maybe the cowboys need to let Dez get to some of those strip clubs…

  21. emmitfitzhume says: Oct 1, 2012 11:48 PM

    I love the look on Romo’s face when he throws a pick. Luckily I get to see it often.

  22. karnage81 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:48 PM

    This what I dislike about these writers, you mention Romo’s interceptions but quickly point to dez bryants dropped passes. Had this been Vick the whole article would have been about him not taking care of the ball, he needs to play better, etc. Yall some bias mofos!!

  23. kash71 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:48 PM

    Last 2 years that loudmouth from Espn has been stating to buy into the Cowboys, I hope this finally shuts him up.

  24. source7769 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:51 PM

    tony romo = vinny testaverde both compile stats

    p.s micheal irvin wants his 88 back dez

  25. ragingmouse says: Oct 1, 2012 11:52 PM

    What a joke!
    Who or what are these a holes?
    Please bring back the ” real cowboys “…tired of these replacement players…
    Embarrassed to be a cowboy fan…

  26. roadtrip3500 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:53 PM

    Cowboys have only scored 65 points – 3rd lowest in the league. That’s not going to get it done.

    “They’ve improved to 3-1, with all three wins coming by at least 17 points.”

    Tonight’s win is only by 16…

  27. hifive123 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:53 PM

    Well, the Bears are who I thought they were.

  28. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:54 PM

    Romo sucks, avg QB let’s see what espn say about him. Maybe time to give orton a shot. Cowboys will not win with romo. Eagles all day

  29. duncanthecat says: Oct 1, 2012 11:54 PM

    Thank you Bears for giving the rest of the NFL the map on how to pound The Cowboys.

  30. 91devinhester23 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:56 PM

    gotta love it when a qb scores more for the other team than his own lmao

    where are the people who said cowboys were going to the superbowl after week 1?

  31. coltsluckdynasty says: Oct 1, 2012 11:56 PM

    I wonder if warren sapp thinks Brandon Marshall is retarded now? I can’t help but like Marshall, he has stepped up and seems to be keeping his act clean. If there seems to be a head case, that would be jay cutler, why does he just seem to rub everyone wrong? If your coach is talking to you trying to work thing out on the sidelines, you show respect and don’t get up and walk away. As a football community, please keep coach Pagano in your prayers tonight, he is a great man loved by his players and community already! Godspeed coach…. Get better soon!!!

  32. bigblu73 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:56 PM

    Yeah o.k. blame the loss on dez bryant and his 3 drops, not Romo and his 5 picks(2pick 6’s)!!! Rolls eyes and clicks submit!!

  33. briang123 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:57 PM

    Dear Mr. Jones, Please sign Tony Romo to that 6-year extension you were discussing. Signed, Eagles fans.

  34. reedhof20 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:59 PM

    The NFL is a trip these days. So high of a premium is placed on the quarterback and the passing offense. And there are exceptions, but for the most part, gawdy numbers only matter if the picks are limited. For example, look at Romo, Fitzpatrick, etc…these guys can chuck it, but they inevitably give it back. What’s the sense in throwing for 375 and 4 td’s if there are 2 picks resulting in 14 the other way? 14 point net aint gonna win you many.
    @fuzzynutts x2…glad the ‘boyz stole him from my Ravens!!!

  35. yeayoubetcha99 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:59 PM

    Wow Romo and Cutler…. I’d go with a rookie before I’d play either of those two qbs.

  36. jeffrey19 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM

    The boy should’ve traded up to get RGlll he’s more clutch than romo and he’s a rookie!

  37. bigblu73 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:01 AM

    And the pundits wanted Vick’s job after 2 weeks and 6 picks, what should be the fate of Romo? And this game is no anomaly he has thrown 5 picks before on MNF!!!! ROMO=OVERRATED JOKE

  38. bennyb82 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:01 AM

    Romo has lost it. When he steps on the field, I am more inclined to believe he will turn the ball over rather than throw a td.

  39. saberstud75 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:02 AM

    The Cowboys are who we thought they were!

  40. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:02 AM

    This revelation shouldn’t surprise anyone, but Dallas sucks.

  41. defscottyb says: Oct 2, 2012 12:05 AM

    Romo is overrated

  42. fournora says: Oct 2, 2012 12:07 AM

    lol NFL network just said Romo won’t take the podium.

  43. cutlertomarshall says: Oct 2, 2012 12:07 AM

    Wow, Bears looked great tonight.

    Cutler to Marshall.

  44. goldrush36 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:09 AM

    I called Chicago to win their division and was called crazy. It’s early and the Vikes are resilient, but in the end I think I come out on the right side of it

  45. txtuff says: Oct 2, 2012 12:14 AM

    It’s funny that all these Vick fans think just because Romo had a bad game it makes Vick better LOL. They both suck!

  46. chitownjeff says: Oct 2, 2012 12:16 AM

    Wait.. did someone wake Jerrah up and tell him about the game? (reference Green Bay/Seattle)

    And as for the four letter.. nice pregame.. next time get a room with Romo.. so we can pretend not to see you lift up your skirt for him. Dilfer’s sorry ass just going on and on about a guy who’s done nothing in what.. three years? And Jaws.. nice FILM study.. you show two good romo plays then two picks by Cutler.. yeah.. looks about fair analysis..

    Stick it Bristol.. your boyfriend got his butt kicked tonight!!

  47. rcotner says: Oct 2, 2012 12:16 AM

    2 of those picks weren’t on Romo: 1 botched route by Dez and 1 tipped ball by Ogletree.

    Dez also dropped a sure bomb for a TD.

    Regardless, Romo’s the only active QB with MULTIPLE 5 pick games…

  48. williebeaman says: Oct 2, 2012 12:16 AM

    There’s not many good things McDaniels did for Denver…. Drafting Thomas over Bryant was one of them.

  49. metalhead65 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:20 AM

    let’s see all the picks were not romo’s fault, imagine had that been Cutler who threw 5 picks you think he would get any kind of slack? all thru the game they kept talking about the lack of protection for romo and the problems on the o-line for the cowboys. you know the kind of things Cutler has had to deal with along with lousy o.c. and no big time reciever til now since he came to the Bears. but because he is not media friendly he does not get the pass that romo does.

  50. vavikingfan says: Oct 2, 2012 12:28 AM

    Dallas is the most overhyped team in football, and yes that includes the Jets.

  51. fdugrad says: Oct 2, 2012 12:30 AM

    Let’s see…Jerah has gotten rid of or chased off Coaches Landry, Johnson and Parcells. In Dez, he has the perfect embodiment of the kind of player he drafts: too ignorant to coach, too stupid to concentrate when in a game, in trouble off the field and one to whom the organization is paying millions!! How in God’s name can ANY head coach have success under Jerrah’s insipid leadership? Wait–I think–no, I’m SURE I hear “Dandy Don” and those Golden Pipes… “Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over…”

  52. fcs34 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:34 AM

    Bears win because they are a better team. Period.

  53. gbpbacker84 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:35 AM

    goldrush 36, your Bears played very well, and the Vikings have looked very good too. However both fan bases know deep down in their hearts what is going to happen at the end of the day in the NFC North, and it doesn’t involve either one of the previously mentioned teams. You can only hold a sleeping giant down for so long my friend.

  54. bobhk says: Oct 2, 2012 12:35 AM

    Cowboys have looked terrible except week 1. Shall we stop pretending that romo is blameless in cowboys woes.

  55. vikingsftw says: Oct 2, 2012 12:40 AM

    You can’t turn it over five times. Holy crap. I don’t know who the hell we think we are when we do something like that … We’ve thrown [five] interceptions returned for touchdowns. That might be a league record. And we’ve still got six games left, so there’s no telling how many we’ll have. I mean, it’s absolutely pitiful to play like that . . . Horrible. Just horrible. Horrible.

    Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs. Are you kidding me? Playoffs? I’m just hoping we can win a game, another game.

    Best Regards,
    Jim Mora

  56. Pacific NW Mark says: Oct 2, 2012 12:49 AM

    OK, maybe you can see Orton driving the 2-minute drill to try to build something positive for Dallas (or maybe a trade out of town). But why go for the 2-point conversion? Do the Cowboys think they somehow suck less because they tacked on that extra point? #stayclassydallas

  57. steelers4385 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:58 AM

    Good. Sick of hearing how great romo is and how much talent they have.

  58. hmswhitestar says: Oct 2, 2012 12:58 AM

    I think picking on Tony Romo and Dez Bryant is unfair, I am not claiming they had a good game quite the opposite, both players played awful. But where was the running game? How do you win in the NFL running 3.1 yards per carry and 41 total yards rushing? Who stood up on the defense to make great plays in the secondary? Which player stood up on the D line to stop the Bears rushing or get pressure on the QB? Where was the offensive line to help put pressure off the QB and help the running game? Were where the other receivers who could have made big plays or at least not give up interceptions. Winning is a Team effort and Losing is too, and the Cowboys whole team lost the game not just Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.

  59. steeltuff says: Oct 2, 2012 1:05 AM

    Jerruh is a unique, brilliant talent evaluator. He does not need a GM.

  60. rajbais says: Oct 2, 2012 1:12 AM

    Romo is fool’s gold!!!!

    People equate him to Favre because Favre is a gunslinger who can bounce back????

    Romo can’t even throw well with 34 attempts or more!!!!

    Take away his run game he’s done!!!!

    Joe Flacco is the ultimate bounce-back kid!!!! He throws a pick early and helps the Ravens win!!! Go beat those Cowboys when you take them on, Joe!!!

  61. blackngold4life says: Oct 2, 2012 1:12 AM

    Romo not goin anywhere..neither is Jason Garrett..

  62. partytimefootball says: Oct 2, 2012 1:19 AM

    NFC East has traded places with NFC West. Cardinals, Hawks and Niners would eat all of em alive.

  63. icancountcanyou says: Oct 2, 2012 1:30 AM

    As a Raider fan with not much hope before the year, I made a bet with a Cowboy fan at work – Romo TD/INT vs Palmer TD/INT, beer of winner’s choice per the difference. Figured I would probably lose but right now I am loving me some Romo…

  64. drewbreeswants says: Oct 2, 2012 1:33 AM

    The Packers still whipped the Bears.

  65. papabearchalice says: Oct 2, 2012 1:43 AM

    The Bears D has been excellent. Conte and Wright have been playing good football. And this is probably the least effective the D-Line has been so far this year. Good win for the Bears.

  66. countryteeth says: Oct 2, 2012 1:46 AM

    You can have all of the skill players in the world, but when you neglect the offensive line consistently, you cannot be a top tier team. Murray is a stud, but this team will not win consistently without a running game. Romo has to have play action to be effective. Kudos to the bears. Stop the run and pin your ears back and wait for the turnovers to come.

  67. shaggytoodle says: Oct 2, 2012 1:51 AM

    I undestand being excited after a solid win for your favorite team, but tap the brakes a little bit.

    Romo nearly promised the Bears of a win with 5 Ints. The bears haven’t beaten anyone that had a winning record, and all though they only played 4 games, come on.

    I wouldn’t be flexing my muscles after beating the two worst teams from last season and Dallas.

    Let me guess you guys want to get crowned if your able to win against Jacksonville this weekend?

  68. mungman69 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:54 AM

    It’s the same Tony Romo over and over again but this game shows me that the Dallas coaches have lost the team.

  69. silverhog38 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:03 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!!

  70. no1draftpick says: Oct 2, 2012 2:09 AM

    does nobody remember last year? The Bears were one of the top 5 NFC teams until Cutler was lost for the season. Bears are who we thought they were!

  71. silverhog38 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:16 AM

    The Dallas Cowboys, whether your a fan or not, deserves better than this!!!!!

  72. giark1 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:35 AM

    Lotta Cowboy haters out there, but too easy to say the ‘Boys were “terrible,” and bash Romo; he led them well, made some blunders (even the Mannings and Brady have had big pick nights) but it was weird how good they looked for a while as they lost so big. Better to be lucky than good, but when luck runs out… man, it can get ugly.

  73. viachicago22 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:51 AM

    I think it’s hard to argue against the Bears being the most complete team in the North.

  74. catquick says: Oct 2, 2012 2:57 AM

    The Boys and the Bills seem to be the same team, and Fitz and Romo the same QB

  75. joeyjoejoejrjurevicius says: Oct 2, 2012 3:00 AM

    romo is a superstar. one game doesn’t change that.

  76. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Oct 2, 2012 3:07 AM

    The title implies that Romo just threw up ducks while the Bears were just jogging around.

    ‘We don’t rely on turnovers. We take the ball away.’ – Lovie

    14 and counting. But I’m sure they’re flukes. Cowboys lost, Bears didn’t win – as always.

  77. randallflagg52 says: Oct 2, 2012 3:57 AM

    The Cowboys are soft, plain and simple. Look at what happened in Seattle and look what happened to them here.

    Soft QB, soft defense, soft fanbase, at least they’re made for each other.

  78. bringbackkosar says: Oct 2, 2012 4:53 AM

    When did the Cowboys sign Greg Little?

  79. rickyclark5 says: Oct 2, 2012 5:47 AM

    The cowboys are wasting their time with Dez.

  80. kingpel says: Oct 2, 2012 6:00 AM

    Am I the only one who feels a draft? Hey Jerry! Would you mind closing that window?

  81. inthearex says: Oct 2, 2012 6:14 AM

    Can’t wait til the giants are healthy and play the eagles and girls again.

  82. pesh00 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:30 AM

    Wouldn’t 2 wins and 2 losses make them an average team?

  83. chuckiesez says: Oct 2, 2012 6:50 AM

    as football fans, we feel bad for Romo. but as lifelong ‘Skins diehards, we are smiling …… curious sidenote: having breakfast with a Cowboy fan and he just called to back the time up some. Indigestion???? lol

  84. alewatcher says: Oct 2, 2012 6:53 AM

    Da Bears.

    Cutler made some great throws under pressure, and Marshall was awesome. Hope they keep playing like this. The O-line looked pretty good, too, better than usual.

  85. cantonbound13 says: Oct 2, 2012 7:00 AM

    Why did the Dolphins let go of Marshall?

  86. fvckyourmother says: Oct 2, 2012 7:04 AM

    Can ESPN analyst finally start grading the Cowboys as they are, instead of grading how they want them to be?

    Nah who am I kidding. Oh yeah Tebow sucks too I got it ESPN, you can stop trying to tell me that pee is rain any time now.

  87. jagsfan1 says: Oct 2, 2012 7:35 AM

    Dez Bryant is just ANOTHER over-rated under achiever.
    If he really had all that “talent” and “physical gifts” that everyone seems brainwashed into believeing that he has – he would be a much better player.

    The dude does not even rank in top 25 receivers in the league as far as I am concerned.
    As an example – our Jags receivers STINK…but if we got DEZ he would certainly not be someone we could count on to turn things around…he would be slightly better than “just another guy”.

    Dez or Julio? Dez or Larry? Dez or Calvin? Dez or dude from Ravens?
    I would even take Hartline of Miami over Bryant – because the dude will bring it.

  88. starderup says: Oct 2, 2012 7:45 AM

    It is all part of a cunning plan to look really bad and lure the rest of the league into a false sense of security.
    They may have overshot their mark a bit.

  89. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Oct 2, 2012 7:52 AM

    Jerry Jones should be counting his lucky stars that Romo decided NOT to talk extension now. Romo will PROVE last years stats were a fluke, and play himself out of Dallas (God willing). But that alone will NOT solve this ONCE GREAT team’s problems. I count the days until Jerry Jones does an “Al Davis”and this team goes to a more competent owner, even if that owner is his son.

  90. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 2, 2012 8:00 AM

    I hate the Cowboys and rejoice as much as anyone when this happens…..but it isn’t Romo alone, it’s the overall lack of understanding of what they’re supposed to be doing offensively…In other words, Jason Garrett does not have them all on the same page- miscues, wrong routes, etc…..what they need to do is simplify the offensive game plan, playcalling, etc…(Obviously it’s too complex for Dez hahahaha)

  91. sudz28 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:00 AM

    And I thought my beloved Steelers had issues…!

  92. skins1982 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:04 AM

    Fear not cowterd fans. Rg3 will be there shortly to put your miserable team down like the sick dogs you are. The division has flipped!!!!! You’ve been warned!!!!!!

  93. n0hopeleft says: Oct 2, 2012 8:11 AM

    dogluverssuck says:
    Oct 1, 2012 11:45 PM
    All the critics wanting Vick benched, but the whole NFC East is looking up in the standings to Vick and the Eagles.

    So…..who should be benched now?

    _______________________________

    Um, your QB has played one good game to his potential, you played the Browns, and youre one game up on everyone else.

    You should probably reference the last 40 years of your team’s history, and then be quiet.

  94. billh1947 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:21 AM

    The only thing that would have made me happier is if the referee had made some bad calls that cost Dallas a touchdown or two.Jerrah deserves at least that much.

  95. nashwaakkidd says: Oct 2, 2012 8:28 AM

    Tony Romo makes me think of a crusty apple filled pastry ……aka – a turnover BWAhahahahaha. dez bryant makes me think of a chocolate bar …. aka Butterfingers .

  96. polegojim says: Oct 2, 2012 8:32 AM

    Bears deserved that win and happy to see they’re looking good… but don’t forget – It was the Cowboys.

    That said, as long as Baby Jay Cutler is the Bears QB, many of us will struggle with them.

    Did you see yet another of his MANY childish little tantrums with Tice last night?

    Cutler = T.O. = Severe emotional immaturity. Before it’s all over, he’ll melt down again and have his own 4-5 INT night… and rest assured, NONE of it will be his fault.

  97. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Oct 2, 2012 8:35 AM

    I gotta say this….. Tony Romo, if nothing else, has resolve. He reminds me of that kid on the playground, who pees his pants and everybody laughs at as he runs home crying, then appears at the SAME playground the next day!

  98. conormacleod says: Oct 2, 2012 8:49 AM

    Well, we know the Bears defense can still play…when the other QB is chucking the rock right to you. I’d say those int’s were at least 50% Romo and his WR’s just stinking up the joint. I’ll give credit to the Bears for catching the balls Romo threw them. Heck, the Bears D catches better than Dallas’ WR’s. I still don’t think Cutler can play when behind, and I really don’t think the Bears can put together 3 good enough games in a row to go to the Superbowl. Nope. Don’t like either one of these teams to be in the big game.

  99. humpofdc says: Oct 2, 2012 8:49 AM

    NFC QB Rankings:
    1. RG3
    2. Eli
    3. Vick
    4. Overated Romo

    The best part is RG3 is the only one waaay under 30!!!! HTTR

  100. somekat says: Oct 2, 2012 8:50 AM

    I called Chicago to win their division and was called crazy. It’s early and the Vikes are resilient, but in the end I think I come out on the right side of it

    __________________________________

    Wow, a bears fan called the bears to win their division? Did you happen to get a look at tomorrows lottery numbers too?

    It’s week 4, they aren’t alone at the top of their division, they are only a game up on the pack, and the only game they’ve played in the division so far, they lost. Calm down on the clarvoyance claims

  101. borg30 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:57 AM

    Dear Jerry,

    Please give tony romo the contract extension.
    he deserves it..

    Sincerely,

    NFC East

  102. lucky5936 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:59 AM

    Will all of the experts please state again for the record, that Romo is a better quarterback then Eli Manning. As if the post season success was not enough to debunk their opinion of Romo, last night demonstrated how he has regressed as a passer the last few years.

  103. lucky5936 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:03 AM

    The Cowboys need new leadership. I told whoever would listen back a couple of years ago that Garrett was not the answer as a head coach. Jerry Jones is wasting the peak years of players like Witten and Ware. Of course the obvious answer is to bring in a credible GM and anoint a tough minded head coach to lead the Cowboys.

  104. threedeep1998 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:05 AM

    Has anyone ever looked at Romo’s throwing motion? Why does he bring his left wrist so close to the right part of his chest? Seems like that wastes time off a throw and can cost a pick.

  105. threedeep1998 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:08 AM

    goldrush36 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:09 AM

    I called Chicago to win their division and was called crazy. It’s early and the Vikes are resilient, but in the end I think I come out on the right side of it

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    To quote Kevin Garnett: “We’re comin’…we’re comin!”

    As a Vikings fan that Bears passing game scares me. Hopefully Ponder can figure out something

  106. rockthered1286 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:14 AM

    2 points worth mentioning:
    1- Romo is the most inconsistent QB in the NFL. You get flashes every 3rd or 4th game that get fans pumped but inevitably, he follows it up with a God awful performance. And every year fans are told “THIS is his year!” and he tanks again. Time to give up on Romo and consider trading up for a high pick rookie (although the way their season is going it may not take much trading up).

    2- Why do Eagles fans always have to make everything about them and Vick?! Let’s be honest here Eagles fans- you’re 3-1, yes, but it’s not as if you’re blowing teams away. You beat a Giants team without their top probowl WR, a Ravens team by a BS offensive PI call in the endzone thanks to replacement refs, and another squeaker by 2 pts. Combine wins by 4 pts. Loss to the Cards was a BLOWOUT. So it’s not as if you’re team is dominating. If anything we should be comparing Vick to Romo and their ability to turnover the ball. And Yes, Romo is poor passing and route running, Vick IS lack of ball protection. He has absolutely no pocket awareness.

  107. Myron Mesecke says: Oct 2, 2012 9:28 AM

    Romo did make a couple of bad throws. Two of interceptions were due to errors by the receivers. But what it really comes down to is the offensive line. They finally did a good job of protecting Romo but they still can’t make a hole for the running game. Without a running game Dallas was forced to throw the ball. If you throw it enough the odds are going to catch up with you and mistakes will happen. Dallas did try Felix Jones but it was too little too late. Jones is smaller and can squeeze through where Murray can’t. Jones did more on one run than Murray did most of the night. Murray wastes any speed he has by hesitating and shuffling sideways looking for openings. The choice is clear. Either get an offensive line that can make bigger holes or use your smaller running back.

  108. packerbadger says: Oct 2, 2012 9:36 AM

    All of Jones millions
    And all of Jones men
    Will never bring a Super Bowl to Dallas again!

  109. dvdman123 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:36 AM

    I thought the Saints had problems at 0-4 but at least they have an excuse….like no head coach. Hey but at least they have a QB. Anyway the million dollar question is when will the Cowboys finally end the “Romo Experiment”?

  110. blu4l1fe says: Oct 2, 2012 9:39 AM

    rockthered1286, I totally agree with your two points above. I’m just really wondering when Jerry will finally drop the hammer and 86 this whole Romo experiment. It is and has been clearly obvious, to Cowboys and non-Dallas fans, that Romo is not the answer for the team.

    And yes, why do Eagles fans always want to make everything about Philly and Vick. It’s not like the team and Vick are always negatively talked about around the league. Philly fans, get over it. Gosh, how soon do you guys always forget that there are still tons of football to play. Wow, and as pointed above, you are not dominating teams. You won all three games by a few points. You guys know that you can’t bring that weak game at the end of the season and in the playoffs. You’ll come across a team, like Chicago last night, and guess what, Vick won’t be so lucky.

    Tell you what, let’s revisit this conversation in January and, if the Eagles are actually contenders, then I’ll be the first one to offer my congratulations. But when they lose out again, as history shows, can we relax with the Philly and Vick talk?

  111. keepingitrealdumb says: Oct 2, 2012 9:45 AM

    you guys notice the bias against jay cutler in the media? in the past he was lambasted for ‘not caring’ because of his demeanor and body language .. then he got fiery with his OLineman and got lambasted for ‘acting out of line’. so which is it media?

    jay cutler is a good QB .. like any QB, give him someone to throw to and some decent protection and he will deliver. throw in a fantastic D and he will take the team far.

  112. lucky5936 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:46 AM

    Rockethered1286,

    Your comments are probably going to receive a lot of thumbsdown because you are being too honest and straightforward for some fan bases to deal with. I personally thought you were dead on with your assessments about Romo and Vick.

    However, I would urge you to consider a couple of things. They beat the Ravens and Giants. Two of the top teams in the NFL. Being a Giant’s fan I can honestly say it is frustrating to see so much of your team being hit with injuries. But the Eagles are dealing with injuries to their offensive line as well. Whether you like the Eagles or not, they are what they are, and that is 3-1 and leading the division.

  113. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Oct 2, 2012 9:52 AM

    Last year, opening game at the Jets, at home against the Lions (2 pick six’s)…. two years ago at home aginst the Saints (R Williams fumble heading towards winning score), um…. Seattle playoff game (last Parcells game)… what else?….. last year at Arizona (Garrett icing his own kicker)this year at Seattle (straight beatdown)….. the whupping in the playoffs at Philadelphia a few years ago…. losing to the Giants, twice down the stretch last year…. Garrett, Ryan, Phillips, Campo, Gailey, Switzer?, the stadium we can’t win in…. I mean, Jones had DESTROYED this once proud franchise. I can honestly say to all…….I’M EMBARRASSED TO BE A COWBOYS FAN!

  114. philtration says: Oct 2, 2012 9:53 AM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Oct 2, 2012 1:51 AM
    I undestand being excited after a solid win for your favorite team, but tap the brakes a little bit.

    Romo nearly promised the Bears of a win with 5 Ints. The bears haven’t beaten anyone that had a winning record, and all though they only played 4 games, come on.

    I wouldn’t be flexing my muscles after beating the two worst teams from last season and Dallas.

    Let me guess you guys want to get crowned if your able to win against Jacksonville this weekend?
    ==================================

    Packer fan?
    Still jumping for joy over a last second win over the 0-4 Saints at home?

  115. citnetter says: Oct 2, 2012 10:20 AM

    I love it when Dallas loses. And it still amazes me that idiot, overmatched coach they have relies so heavily on Romo to carry the team when he’s a turnover waiting to happen. You watch, even when they’re in a close games that idiot coach will throw instead of run when inside the 10.

  116. phillyphannn83 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:29 AM

    Blu4l1fe, here are two comoletely incorrect, asinine quotes from your statement: “It’s not like the team and Vick are always negatively talked about around the league.” and “But when they lose out again, as history shows, can we relax with the Philly and Vick talk?”

    First off, you clearly havent been here long and clearly dont watch Espn or any other sports network because all season long, from week 1, EVERYONE has been hating on Vick and the Eagles. Every story about them says Vick is overated, hes not even a QB(which is ridiculous, hes not Tebow, hes a former pro-bowl QB), he doesnt move in the pocket, he holds the ball too long, etc.

    Second, what NFL have you been watchimg for the last decade? The Eagles hae the best record in the division in December! Its the Cowboys who always choke late and cant win at the end of the year.

  117. footballchic777 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    Jerry Jones is the ONE constant during all these years of underachieving. Hire a coach who has the guts to stand up to him, and the team will turn around. Yes, Romi tries to do ‘too much’ when they get down, but this picks/fumble were not all his fault.

  118. duck99 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    The Cutler hate is ridiculous. He was pissed because the plays were coming in late from the sideline. That’s the OCs fault and Tice is a new OC. They worked it out.

    Cutlers QB rating was 140

    Ryan was stupid not to bring more pressure. If Cutler has a clean pocket he will eat up defenses.

    Da Bears!

  119. richc111 says: Oct 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    Not sure if the writer is just hyping or has limited knowledge. “Marshall had by far his best game with the Bears, catching seven of the eight passes thrown to him, for 138 yards and a touchdown.” Yea that crushes his week 1 performance of 9 catches for 120 yards and a TD. So writer which is it you hyping or just didn’t know?

  120. blu4l1fe says: Oct 2, 2012 11:30 AM

    phillyphannn83 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 10:29 AM

    Blu4l1fe, here are two comoletely incorrect, asinine quotes from your statement: “It’s not like the team and Vick are always negatively talked about around the league.” and “But when they lose out again, as history shows, can we relax with the Philly and Vick talk?”

    First off, you clearly havent been here long and clearly dont watch Espn or any other sports network because all season long, from week 1, EVERYONE has been hating on Vick and the Eagles. Every story about them says Vick is overated, hes not even a QB(which is ridiculous, hes not Tebow, hes a former pro-bowl QB), he doesnt move in the pocket, he holds the ball too long, etc.

    Second, what NFL have you been watchimg for the last decade? The Eagles hae the best record in the division in December! Its the Cowboys who always choke late and cant win at the end of the year.

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    Whoa, “asinine,” obviously hit a nerve there. Cowboys, Eagles, you do have to realize I don’t care who you name.

    Not even that, “from week 1, every one’s been hating on Vick,” yeah sure, picking the so-called “Dream Team” to win it all (again, this year) is clearly hating on them.

    Dude, props to you and your team for an AMAZINGLY great Decembers. As a matter of fact, let me give you all the games you want to win in December. Why don’t you get back at me when you win games in January, HOW BOUT THAT?!?!

    Asinine… lol…. that made me laugh. Thanks!!!

  121. mazblast says: Oct 2, 2012 11:51 AM

    I love it when Dallas loses. And it still amazes me that idiot, overmatched coach they have relies so heavily on Romo to carry the team when he’s a turnover waiting to happen. You watch, even when they’re in a close games that idiot coach will throw instead of run when inside the 10.
    ———————————-
    Running the ball has no sizzle. There’s nothing sexy and SportsCenter-worthy about it. All it does it take a lot of time off the clock. Yes, it wins games, but where’s the glamor in it?

    Dallas’ meathead owner became convinced that it was all about him, ran JJ out of town, started his procession of yes-men coaches (including an emasculated Parcells), and went for sizzle instead of the ground-pounding that won three SBs in the 1990s. He wants wins, but he wants attention and ESPN time more.

    As JJ’s puppet, Garrett has no control over the matter. Even if he were so inclined, he wouldn’t be able to go the ground-pounding route, and we’ve seen no inclination or imagination from him.

  122. ballpunchtillman says: Oct 2, 2012 12:10 PM

    the bears have won 8 of the last 9 games that cutler played in….just sayin

  123. mgdsquiggy17 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:19 PM

    “Cowboys will never win anything as long as Tony Romo and Jerry Jones are there. ”

    Well they have already won with Jerry Jones there so you can throw out that one.

  124. mgdsquiggy17 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:20 PM

    “Not sure if the writer is just hyping or has limited knowledge. “Marshall had by far his best game with the Bears, catching seven of the eight passes thrown to him, for 138 yards and a touchdown.” Yea that crushes his week 1 performance of 9 catches for 120 yards and a TD. So writer which is it you hyping or just didn’t know?”

    Clearly not knowing… he was too busy preparing another article bashing the replacement refs (but no mention of the bad calls that we ALL witnessed this weekend.)

  125. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Oct 2, 2012 12:31 PM

    All TRUE Cowboy fans! In a show of solidarity to our Tammy Faye Baker look-alike owner, please post any heartbreaking Cowboys loss. My aim to to reach 100. By listing each of these heartbreaking games, I’m hoping to show the worthless powers that be, it’s time to hire REAL football men to run their 1nce proud organization.

    1. Mon, Oct 1, 2012. Chi 34 Dal 18. Romo’s 5 INT’s and Dez’s several drops push Dal to an embarrassing loss at home.

  126. samsjmail says: Oct 2, 2012 12:40 PM

    The ESPN guys were saying, “This team is underperforming”.

    NO, they’re not. This is what they are. Even the local Dallas media, who should know better, bought into Jerry Jones B.S.

    The offense is Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Demcarco Murray and a big bag of nothing. A pititful offensive line patched together from spares who couldn’t start for other teams and mediocre, overpaid receivers.

    The defensive line is horrible, especially without Jay Ratliff. They get know pressure up front. They have one guy who can rush the passer (Ware). The corners will be ok, but they have

  127. samsjmail says: Oct 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    NO safeties.

    Why anyone thinks this team is a contender is beyond me.

    There isn’t a quarterback in the league who could contend with this hot mess. Peyton Manning wouldn’t last a quarter behind that line.

  128. samsjmail says: Oct 2, 2012 12:53 PM

    The cowboys began declining when Jerry fired Jimmy Johnson.

    Jerry had to swallow his ego and hire a real coach (Parcells) in order to get public financing for his palace. Parcells upgraded the talent and gave us hope, but he got fed up with Jerry (hello T.O.) and quit. Nobody was happier than Jerry when the Big Tuna quit. Jerry thought all he needed was a quarterback and HE could build a team around him. WRONG. It’s been a steady decline since Parcells left.

    You build a team from the inside out. Jerry doesn’t get that. They’re weak at the line of scrimmage because Jerry is fixated on wide receivers. He makes boneheaded draft picks (Dez Bryant, Felix Jones etc etc), horrible trades (Roy Williams).

    My only goal in life is to outlive Jerry Jones.

  129. capslockkey says: Oct 2, 2012 1:00 PM

    Marshall put a clown suit on Brandon Carr. I thought Dallas overpaid back in the off season and last night confirmed it. He’s a good player, but not $50 million good.

  130. shaggytoodle says: Oct 2, 2012 1:32 PM

    philtration says:Oct 2, 2012 9:53 AM

    Packer fan?
    Still jumping for joy over a last second win over the 0-4 Saints at home?
    _____________

    I am a Packer fan, not overly excited about the way they played, but it was a must win for GB after the Seattle game played out the way it did.

    I just believe the Bears will be and up and down team. I am interested to see how the Bears play against teams that weren’t in slotted to draft in the top 5.

  131. theboysofdallas says: Oct 2, 2012 3:44 PM

    They need to get rid of Garrett, they need bill cowher or someone like Tomlin

  132. bluemonstaz says: Oct 2, 2012 5:36 PM

    I c alot of posts of how Romo lost it let’s b real he never had IT to begin with with that said jerry do what u always do and sign this bum for another 5 yrs please lol

  133. mazblast says: Oct 2, 2012 11:59 PM

    They need to get rid of Garrett, they need bill cowher or someone like Tomlin
    ————————————

    Even when JJ supposedly gives his coach some control (Parcells), he undercuts the guy. So why would Cowher or any good coach with any self-worth go to work for Jones? Besides, I think Cowher likes his life as it is.

    Tomlin? I think he’s under contract for several more years, plus, again, he’s a good coach with some self-worth.

    All Mr. Facelift is going to get as his coach is another yes-man, because he can’t handle anyone else getting any credit and because no coach worth his salt would want to work for him.

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