The Cowboys marched right down the field on the opening drive of the game, moving 75 yards in 12 plays, capping the drive with a two-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant for a 7-0 lead. For the moment, Dallas looked good. But that was before this historically awful defense took the field.
The Dallas defense allowed the Bears to answer with a 12-play scoring drive of their own, capped with a four-yard touchdown pass from Chicago’s backup quarterback Josh Mccown to a wide open Earl Bennett.
The Bears took the lead, 14-7 on their next possession with a seven-yard run from McCown to finish off a 10-play drive.
Romo threw his second touchdown pass of the half on the Cowboys’ next drive--this time a 10-yarder to Jason Witten, the veteran tight end’s seventh on the year--to tie it up, but of course, the defense couldn’t hold for long.
Kicker Robbie Gould added a 27-yard field goal to make it 17-14, Bears.
Then, in the low-point for the Cowboys to this point--and there ahve been a few candidates--the defense allowed Chicago to drive 60 yards in 37 seconds for a touchdown. Mccown hit Alshon Jeffery in the end zone for a 25-yard score with 10 seconds left.
At half, it’s Bears 24, Cowboys 14.
Oh, and the Bears get the ball to open the second half.
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