Chicago 34, Dallas 18

Date - 8:30 PM EST, Monday, October 1, 2012
Location - Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Walt Anderson
Attendance - 90080

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 0 10 14 10 34
Dallas 0 7 3 8 18

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 3-1 2-0 1-1 W2
Dallas 2-2 1-1 1-1 L1

Recap


Bears 34, Cowboys 18: Jay Cutler tossed two touchdown passes and cornerback Charles Tillman and linebacker Lance Briggs returned interceptions for scores as visiting Chicago cruised past Dallas.

Brandon Marshall completed a seven-catch, 138-yard night with a 31-yard touchdown from Cutler, who also found Devin Hester for a 34-yard score for the Bears (3-1).

Tony Romo connected with Miles Austin on a 10-yard scoring strike with 14 seconds remaining in the first half, but a career high-tying five interceptions led to the undoing of the Cowboys (2-2). Jason Witten had 13 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown for Dallas.

After Robbie Gould's 43-yard field goal opened the scoring, Tillman benefited from a miscommunication between Romo and wideout Dez Bryant and scampered 25 yards untouched into the end zone late in the second quarter.

Cutler fumbled midway through the third quarter, but Romo was hit on the ensuing play and Briggs collected the ball in mid-air and rumbled 74 yards down the field to give Chicago a 24-7 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Romo's 154th career touchdown pass moved him past Roger Staubach and into third place on the Cowboys' all-time list. ... Tillman extended his own franchise record with his sixth interception for a touchdown. ... Major Wright had two interceptions and D.J. Moore had the other as Romo matched his career high which was set against Buffalo on Oct. 10, 2007.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Chicago   Dallas
Matt Forte Player DeMarco Murray
13 Attempts 11
52 Yards 24
4.0 Avg Yards 2.2
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 11
Receiving
Chicago   Dallas
Brandon Marshall Player Jason Witten
7 Receptions 13
138 Yards 112
19.7 Avg Yards 8.6
1 Touchdowns 1
31 Long 21

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Chicago 360 93 267 4 2 5 1.0 1
Dallas 430 41 389 2 1 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Bears have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.