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In a classic NFC matchup, the Chicago Bears are in Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys for this season's fourth installment of "Monday Night Football."
The last time the Chicago Bears played on a national stage, Jay Cutler was pummeled and caught shoving one of his offensive linemen (he later apologized) in a 23-10 loss to the Packers. Although the Bears (2-1) arrive at Jerry Jones' palace with a winning record, Cutler has been uneven early in the season, throwing six interceptions and three touchdowns while getting sacked 11 times.
"Right now we're just learning the offense. Everyone's getting comfortable. We're finding our identity," Cutler told the team's official website, via ESPN.
The Dallas Cowboys (2-1) beat their NFC East rivals and the defending Super Bowl champions New York Giants the last time they played in prime time. Tony Romo has spread the ball around to all of his weapons, including new surprise receiver Kevin Ogeltree.
But unfortunately for Dallas, outside linebacker Anthony Spencer will be not be playing tonight while Chicago running back Matt Forte is said to be ready to play.
Chicago is 7-2 on "Monday Night Football" ever since Lovie Smith became the head coach in 2004. Can they keep up their "MNF" winning ways on the road? Or will the Cowboys win to keep pace with the Eagles in their division?
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|@ espn_nfceast : Gruden's offering perspective here. Cowboys are an unfinished product. A team focused on building for future.|
BEARS WIN 34-18
With 34 seconds left, Kyle Orton throws a short touchdown pass to Jason Witten. He has 100 receiving yards now. Dallas goes for 2 and get it with a pass to Dez. 34-18 BEARS.
|@ wyche89 : Tony Romo officially a member of the Gracious Pigskin Donor Society. As for the Cowboys, they've been very consistent and being inconsistent|
Bell runs up the middle for 10 yards. Chicago will punt now. It sounds pretty quiet at Cowboys Stadium.
Cutler runs a play-action, can't find anyone down the field and goes down before the d-line can get to him.
|@ NFL_RealUpdates : Romo was picked twice by Major Wright and once by each Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and D.J. Moore.|
False start on Chicago.
Kahlil Bell runs left for 2 yards.
Romo throws ANOTHER INTERCEPTION, this time to Major Wright. 5 INTERCEPTIONS FOR ROMO.
Romo goes to Witten on his right for about 3 yards.
Felix Jones runs returns the kick for about 26 yards to Dallas' 17.
Cutler finds Marshall with a short pass over the middle and there is NOBODY around him and he's able to run ALL THE WAY FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. Dallas simply blew the coverage.
|@ NFLONFOX : On the bright side, the #Cowboys did open a Victoria's Secret in the stadium tonight.|
Michael Bush picks up another yard and the Cowboys call their final timeout.
|@ NFL_RealUpdates : The #Bears defense has been playing great but Urlacher moves like you would expect a 6-4, 258 pound LB to move...slowly, Not the same player|
Michael Bush runs up the middle again for another 5 yards. Cowboys call another timeout. They have one remaining.
Rome runs a play-action and lofts one over to Kellen Davis down the field. Davis had to reach over the defender to keep the ball alive and it somehow landed in his arms after he landed on his back. He kept it with him the entire time. Great play.
|@ JayGlazer : I may just be guessing, maybe a tiny slight itty bitty chance nfl shows will be debating Romo YET AGAIN this week.|
Michael Bush gets another carry and stumbles his way for 3 more yards. Cowboys take a timeout.
Michael Bush runs right up the middle for 5 yards.
|@ JasonLaCanfora : Tony Romo all kinds of drama tonight. Bad breaks with some drops/deflections, but some awful decisions from him, too|
Romo throws one to Miles Austin downfield but D.J. Moore PICKS IT OFF. That's technically Romo's 4th interception but one of them should have been ruled a fumble (Briggs TD).
Romo escapes the pressure and flicks it to Murray who is taken down right away at the line of scrimmage.
Romo goes short over the middle to Murray and he's dragged down immediately. Illegal shift on Dez Bryant though. 5-yard penalty. Negates a 5-yard gain.
Romo throws one across the middle but it falls incomplete. On 4th and 3 from their own 39, Romo hits Miles Austin over the middle for a gain of 16. First down.
Romo has Dez Bryant wide open after he made a great move on the defender but the ball goes right off his hands. Another drop for Dez. But Romo goes right back to him on second down with a short pass to the left for 7 yards.