CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 23: Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys runs for 54-yards in the fourth quarter against Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 23, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
Two Dallas Cowboys rookies have scored their first NFL touchdown, and the defense has been quite impressive at times, but at half, Da Boys trail Da Bears 20 to 14.
For the second straight week, Dallas fell behind three with a first quarter field goal, this time a 38-yarder from Chicago’s Robbie Gould. But in a half that saw four lead changes, the Cowboys didn’t take long to come back. Later in the quarter, rookie receiver Dez Bryant took a Brad Maynard punt back 62 yards for a touchdown.
On the next drive, Jay Cutler hit tight end Greg Olsen for a 39-yard touchdown pass to take the lead once more at 10-7. Dallas answered on the first drive of the second quarter with a 13-play, 73-yard drive culminating in a one-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to rookie fullback Chris Gronkowski.
Chicago returned with a long drive of their own, eventually scoring on a touchdown pass from Cutler to Devin Hester. Robbie Gould would add a field goal shortly before time ran out on the half, to extend Chicago’s lead to 20-14.
Despite being thoroughly assaulted early on in the game, Cutler stands as the game’s leading passer, at 12-18 for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
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