A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs during the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Bears won 27-20. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
Okay, this is going to be difficult to write, slightly annoying to read, and all around no fun for anybody--we, like you probably, are still in hair-pulling curse-yelling pessimist mode right now, and not at all in the mood for any apology for that craptacular performance that was the Cowboys’ 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. But let’s get to it anyway.
Dez Bryant scored his first ever NFL touchdown this week with a 62-yard punt return; ditto for rookie fullback Chris Gronkowski, on a three-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo. David Buehler made his first two NFL field goals, but missed on a 44-yarder that could have tied the game midway through the fourth quarter--we won’t dwell on that now, because we’re being positive.
Or trying, anyway.
Tony Romo was okay. No better, no worse. He went 34-51 passing for 374 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. The defense, despite allowing Jay Cutler to hit on three passes of over 30 yards, showed flashes of brilliance. Flashes do not a great defense make, but at least we know they’re capable of better and, for what it’s worth, it was kind of fun to watch Cutler run for his life early on in the contest.
That’s about it by our count. We won’t varnish this one any more, because, well, it’s impossible. We’ll be back shortly with a much easier to write Glass Half Empty look at Sunday, complete with Jason Garrett bashing.
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