Fantasy players will see Tony Romo’s 300-yard game, and Dez Bryant topping 100 yards, and think everything’s ducky.
But both players were explaining themselves after last night’s 34-18 loss to the Bears.
Romo’s five interceptions were a disaster, with two of them going back for touchdowns. And having a bye week to marinate on it only makes it worse.
“It’s going to sit there in your stomach and just eat at you,” Romo said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “In different situations out there where you’re trying to do too much and help out different areas, I think that is going to catch up to you at some point in the National Football League.
“I’m going to have to reassess a couple of things that are happening and make sure that they don’t happen again.”
The last two games have been brutal, with a combined eight turnovers (after a pick and two fumbles in a win over Tampa Bay).
“The number one factor is taking care of the football,” Romo said. “I know that and preach it to the guys.
“It’s obviously frustrating.”
Not just for Romo, either.
Bryant was disconsolate after dropping three passes and running a bad route which led to a pick-six, and was one of the last players out of the locker room.
“I know what kind of team we are,” Bryant said. “We’re a great team. We’re a family and we play good football. Tonight, it was just unfortunate for us. They were the better team. They came out and played and came out with the W.”
The Bears are good enough, particularly on defense, to win games on their own.
They don’t need the gifts which the Cowboys were in the mood to provide.