Top five plays of Dallas Cowboys’ 34-14 loss to Chicago Bears

10/3/12 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

Top five plays of Dallas Cowboys’ 34-14 loss to Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears delivered a dominating performance Monday night, never letting many slip-ups to allow the Dallas Cowboys catch on so as to translate big plays into a lead. A total 122 plays were executed in the game, with 54 on the defense and 68 on the offense, but they were five plays that decided the Dallas Cowboys’ fate in Monday’s game.


  • Play: QB Tony Romo incompletion
Score: 0-0
Time: 11:37 minutes remaining in second quarter
Situation: Third-and-4 at Chicago Bears 38-yard line
 
With Dallas Cowboys’ third possession, Tony Romo was in prime situation to make a pass to wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was open near the end zone, behind the secondary. However, Tony Romo failed to make an impact on this splendid opportunity with an overthrow to Dez Bryant, which left the Dallas Cowboys to take the punt.
 
  • Play: LB Victor Butler misses sack
Score: 0-0
Time: 7:54 minutes remaining in second quarter
Situation: 3rd-and-10 at 50-yard line
 
Victor Butler managed to dodge Chicago Bears left tackle Gabe Carimi and was onto Jay Cutler, but the quarterback shook him off and made a 16-yard pass to an open receiver for the game’s first touchdown.
 
It was a major disappointment for Victor Butler, who’d been pining for a start. The opportunity didn’t present itself until Monday’s game following LB Anthony Spencer’s injury.
 
  • Play: QB Tony Romo incompletion
Score: Chicago Bears leading 17-7
Time: 6:25 minutes remaining in third quarter
Situation: 1st-and-10 at Chicago Bears’ 26-yard line
 
Tony Romo was to blame for this as he made a made the wrong call. Tony Romo tried to get rid of the ball when the pocket collapsed by thrusting it at Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, instead of wisely taking the sack.
 
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs pounced on the opportunity and intercepted the pass to make a 74-yard touchdown. By then, the Chicago Bears had taken a decisive 24-7 lead.
 
  • Play: QB Tony Romo incompletion
Score: Chicago Bears leading 24-7 
Time: 2:25 minutes remaining in third quarter
Situation: 2nd-and-6 at Chicago Bears’ 22-yard line

Tony Romo again spotted an open receiver but overthrew and failed to complete the pass. Had Tony Romo correctly utilized this opportunity, the Dallas Cowboys would have trailed the Chicago Bears by 10 points and 17 minutes to close-in on the lead.
 
  • Play: Dez Bryant drops pass
Score: Chicago Bears leading 27-10 
Time: 10:27 minutes remaining in final quarter
Situation: First-and-10 at Dallas Cowboys’ 32-yard line
 
This time it was all Dez Bryant. Tony Romo made a marvelous pass to Dez Bryant, who was open near the right sideline, but the wide receiver dropped a crucial pass that would have bought 10 points for the Dallas Cowboys and restored some confidence in the team.

Instead, six plays down, Tony Romo managed to threw to get intercepted by the Chicago Bears for the fifth-time in the game.
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