Bears Ride Cowboys Hard

Tony “Oh No!” Romo was in perfectly predictable form and the Bears’ defense fed on him like pigs at the trough. Few expected the defense to rise to a level of such absolute domination. The legacy of the Bears’ overwhelming defense was evident last night as the Bears crushed the Cowboys and sent Romo to the showers with a fractured ego. While the Bears only got to Romo for one sack it was the rushed throws and constant pressure that caused five interceptions and prevented any kind of positive momentum. With a lead of twenty-four points the Bears put it on cruise control for much of the fourth quarter. The win put the Bears in a tie with Minnesota (3-1) for the lead in the NFC North. De’Marco Murray only managed twenty four yards on eleven carries, and dropped balls killed Romo’s rating while putting his team in a hole from which they would not emerge.

Chicago did everything right at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The Bears front seven owned the point of contact all evening, which optimized running lanes and time in the pocket. Lance Briggs had a seventy-four yard pick for a score and Charles “Peanut” Tillman had a twenty five yard pick six that put the Cowboys into a pass-happy offense allowing for the four other int’s.

The Bears have a short week before a road game in Jacksonville at 3:05 on Sunday. This game has “trap” all over it. Chicago is facing a proverbial lottery team in the Jaguars. With the bye not coming until Week 6 Chicago has to stay focused before they can take a break. The win over Dallas put the Bears in position to be a top team in the conference until at least mid-October