Final
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Cowboys offense faces stiff test against Bears' defense

Sep 23, 2007 - 12:16 PM Dallas (2-0) at Chicago (1-1) Sunday 8:30 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The strength of the Dallas Cowboys this season figured to be their offense, and so far they have lived up to expectations.

But the Cowboys could be hard-pressed to put up big numbers Sunday night, when they visit the Chicago Bears in a key early-season NFL battle.

Through two games, Dallas has scored a league-high 82 points and has surpassed 35 points in consecutive contests for the first time since 1987.

The Cowboys' defense also helped out in last week's 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, forcing five turnovers. That helped Dallas break open a close game with 27 second-half points.

Tony Romo, who owns the league's second-highest passer rating (119.3), has helped the Cowboys get off to their first 2-0 start since 1999.

Dallas was picked by many observers to win the NFC East and, with a victory over the Bears, could stake an early claim as the NFC's best team.

But the Cowboys will be facing the league's best defense from last season, and the Bears have been especially tough against the run so far this year.

In last week's 20-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bears held Larry Johnson, the NFL's second-leading rusher last year, to 55 yards on 16 carries.

That came on the heels of a dominating effort the week before against LaDanian Tomlinson. While the Bears dropped their season opener to the San Diego Chargers, 14-13, they limited Tomlinson to 25 yards on 17 carries.

Now, the Bears turn their attention to Cowboys running back Marion Barber, who has rushed 154 yards and three TDs.

Chicago got an offensive boost last week from Cedric Benson, who surpassed the century mark for only the second time in his career with 101 yards on 24 carries.

Dallas leads the series, 12-8. The NFC rivals have not met since 2004, when the Cowboys posted a 21-7 victory.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 14 17 34
    CHICAGO 3 0 7 0 10 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD, 11:51. Drive:
    15 plays, 74 yards in 7:28. Key
    plays: Grossman 11-yard pass to
    Berrian to Chicago 35; Grossman
    17-yard pass to Berrian on
    3rd-and-9 to Dallas 47

    Sep 23 11:30 PM


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    DALLAS 34
    CHICAGO 10 3:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR
    CHI BALL ON CHI 48 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 11:22 PM



  • TD DAL ANTHONY HENRY 28 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)






    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:58 PM



  • TD DAL ANTHONY HENRY 28 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)






    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:58 PM


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    TD DAL
    ANTHONY HENRY 28 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 27
    CHICAGO 10 11:49 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:58 PM



  • FG DAL NICHOLAS FOLK 44 YD





    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:53 PM


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    FG DAL
    NICHOLAS FOLK 44 YD
    DALLAS 20
    CHICAGO 10 12:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:53 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 14 17
    CHICAGO 3 0 7 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD, 11:51. Drive:
    15 plays, 74 yards in 7:28. Key
    plays: Grossman 11-yard pass to
    Berrian to Chicago 35; Grossman
    17-yard pass to Berrian on
    3rd-and-9 to Da

    Sep 23 10:45 PM



  • TD DAL MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)

    Romo 35-yard pass to Owen on 3rd-and-12 to the Dallas 43; Romo 25-yard pass to Hurd to the Chicago 32; Romo 10-yard pass to Crayton to the Chicago 22; Barber 3-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to the Chicago 10.








    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:40 PM



  • TD DAL MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)

    Romo 35-yard pass to Owen on 3rd-and-12 to the Dallas 43; Romo 25-yard pass to Hurd to the Chicago 32; Romo 10-yard pass to Crayton to the Chicago 22; Barber 3-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to the Chicago 10.








    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:40 PM



  • TD DAL MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)

    Romo 35-yard pass to Owen on 3rd-and-12 to the Dallas 43; Romo 25-yard pass to Hurd to the Chicago 32; Romo 10-yard pass to Crayton to the Chicago 22; Barber 3-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to the Chicago 10.








    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:40 PM



  • TD DAL MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)







    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:37 PM



  • TD DAL MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)







    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:37 PM



  • TD DAL MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)







    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:37 PM


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    TD DAL
    MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 17
    CHICAGO 10 1:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:37 PM



  • TD CHI CEDRIC BENSON 1 YD RUN (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)






    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:20 PM



  • TD CHI CEDRIC BENSON 1 YD RUN (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)






    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:20 PM


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    TD CHI
    CEDRIC BENSON 1 YD RUN
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    DALLAS 10
    CHICAGO 10 7:14 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:20 PM


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    TD DAL
    JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 10
    CHICAGO 3 10:14 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:12 PM



  • TD DAL JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)







    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:11 PM



  • TD DAL JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)







    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:11 PM



  • TD DAL JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)







    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 10:11 PM
  • CubsnCards look at all the saps on the Boys, I guess they really are America's team, well the D has been good through the half and the Offense has had its moments. Chitown's got a good vibe with the Cubs rolling hopefully Grossman will respond to the booing like Big Z did today. Go Bears sack Romo!!!

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  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 3
    CHICAGO 3 0 3 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD, 11:51. Drive:
    15 plays, 74 yards in 7:28. Key
    plays: Grossman 11-yard pass to
    Berrian to Chicago 35; Grossman
    17-yard pass to Berrian on
    3rd-and-9 to Dallas

    Sep 23 9:47 PM



  • FG DAL NICHOLAS FOLK 30 YD





    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 9:17 PM


  • NFL
    FG DAL
    NICHOLAS FOLK 30 YD
    DALLAS 3
    CHICAGO 3 8:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 9:17 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 0
    CHICAGO 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD, 11:51. Drive:
    15 plays, 74 yards in 7:28. Key
    plays: Grossman 11-yard pass to
    Berrian to Chicago 35; Grossman
    17-yard pass to Berrian on
    3rd-and-9 to Da

    Sep 23 8:57 PM



  • FG CHI ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD





    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 8:45 PM


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    FG CHI
    ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD
    DALLAS 0
    CHICAGO 3 3:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cowboys vs. BearsSep 23 8:45 PM
  • hangtime79 I'm psyched for this one. We get a good defense to face so we get to see what my Cowboys offense is made fo this week. Is Romo the second-coming of Staubach or was this just two really bad teams they played. Either way he has looked good and what seems like no hangovers from last year's playoff game.

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