Skip to comments.Cutler's 3 TD passes lead Bears past Cowboys 27-20
Posted on 09/19/2010 2:08:49 PM PDT by Immerito
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jay Cutler can't lose. Tony Romo can't win.
What a surprise for both the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.
Cutler threw three touchdown passes and Romo wasn't able to respond, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 27-20 victory Sunday.
The Bears come away 2-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season in 2006.
Dallas fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2001, when Quincy Carter took over for the retired Troy Aikman at quarterback. Cowboys loyalists will remember the 1993 season starting 0-2 and ending with a Super Bowl championship, but that club got Emmitt Smith back from a contract holdout to start its rally. This club can only look forward to tumult as owner Jerry Jones isn't likely to tolerate such a sloppy start to a season he expected to end in the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.
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And I started Romo in the Freeper Fantasy league. Cutler is on my bench.
Cowboys’ fans are waking up to the reality that Tony Romo is a mediocre QB, at best.
And also their defense couldn’t get a takeaway if the opposing team put the ball right into their hands.
Bears did better than BrettFavreBrettFavreBrettFavre to borrow Rushism... :)
The game came down to the missed field goal. That turned it around. Two weeks in a row. Will the kicker be back next week?
“mediocre QB, at best”?
He certainly ain’t Staubach.
Dallas offense has been horrible the first two games. That is really a shame since the defense and been really good at getting to the quarterback - although it does seem that pass protection also needs real help.
Not looking good so far. Romo looks like he is a nervous cat trying to get rid of the ball before he gets hit. Not sure why, but he seems to have lost a bit since last year. You can’t blame it all on the offensive line either, even with time, he can’t seem to throw it with accuracy. Maybe he thinks he is playing golf.
This will shut up all of the people that say that pre-season doesn’t matter.
You play like you practice.
“The game came down to the missed field goal.”
No, it didn’t.
Well, it’s a well known fact that the Bears Still Suck. Looks like people are coming around to the fact that the Cowboys also SUCK!
Minnesoda? That’s a no-brainer.
There are a lot of problems on this team, outside of the kicker.
The defense’s lack of ability to make a big play for one, and giving up crucial points in the 4th quarter while the game is in the balance, as they did last week against Washington.
Speaking of Brent Favre.......he’s in mid-season form...3 INTS and 1 Fumble.
We’ll NEVER forget you, Brent!
GO!! PACK!! GO!!
Looks like it’ll be the Pack and da Bears in the B&B division.
The Packers are the far superior team, at least on paper.
When you’ve lost to Jay Cutler...
They lost to a team whose only road wins in the last two seasons were in Detroit.
Main problem: micromanagement by the owner. He will never hire a coach who is anything more than a puppet.
Jones has caught the “Al Davis Syndrome.”
That’s why we play the games.
I like the way that this season is starting, though!
YES! GO BEARS!
Yep Brett Favre needs Sidney Rice back and for Harvin to heal from his migraines.
Actually, Brent needs to glue his keister to the seat of his lawnmower.
People are on Romo’s case, but he is playing good enough to win. Last week, he WON the game for them if the idiot lineman didn’t foul unnecessarily. This week, Romo played worse than usual, neither interception was his fault. The first was a fluke, the second a deflection. If their kicker didn’t stink, it would be a different game. Their also has been a significant difference both weeks between the teams in terms of what the defense is allowed to do to the opposing QB. McNabb got bumped last week and they got a free touchdown from the resulting penalty. Washington was allowed to pummel Romo. This week, again, Romo gets slammed to the ground...no penalty. Cutler gets the call and free 1st down for the same type of hit. Believe me, the Cowboys have not played great, but the refs are making it quite a bit harder,
Easy prediction..going into the LAST week of the season, they’ll be about 20 teams alive for the post season, and we’ll have to go to the 4th or 5th level tie-breaker to decide at least one spot..
Cutler was also flagrantly facemasked on the opening drive with no call from the officials, so it isn’t like Romo suffered any more from the refs than Cutler. The Cowboys didn’t lose because of the refs.
Playing ‘well’ enough to win. Good is an adjective, well the adverb. “It was a good win and he played well.”
“This will shut up all of the people that say that pre-season doesnt matter.
You play like you practice.’
I do believe the Bears lost all their preseason games.
Jerry Jones has such an ego and wants to play like he is the head coach, he will never hire anyone but coaches who will let him. So we keep getting laid-back coach after laid-back coach.
Sadly, the Cowboys will not see a Super Bowl again until Jerry Jones either swallows his pride or no longer owns the team. Sine I doubt he ever sells, we will have to wait and see if his son wants to win bad enough the bring in an assertive leader for head coach and let him do his job.
Apparently he bit his tongue long as long as he could with Jimmy Johnson, but has not been able to since then. That was a big part of the reason Jimmy left (remember "anyone could win the SB with what I gave him?").
I have been a Cowboys fan my whole life - I am certain I have been a fan longer than Jerry. I will be a fan after Jerry;s gone; I will have to wait him out I guess.
It’s not about wins and losses in the pre-season, there are certain things you want to accomplish, namely instilling confidence in the starters that the system is in place, and will work. That clearly never happened in Dallas.
Teams lose pre-season games usually because of players who wind up not even making the final roster anyway, but it was clear from the pre-season games, that the Cowboys starting offense was never in sync, and those problems bled into the regular season.
Yes, I do miss those Cowboys.