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    CHICAGO 10 6:42 LEFT, 4TH QTR</div>
     
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    DALLAS 34
    CHICAGO 10 3:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    CHI BALL ON CHI 48 YD LINE
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    DALLAS 34
    CHICAGO 10 3:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    DAL BALL ON DAL 47 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10</div>
     
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    DALLAS 34
    CHICAGO 10

    DAL BALL ON DAL 47 YD LINE
    3RD AND 10</div>
     
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    CHICAGO 10 1:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR</div>
     
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    Re: NFL: DALLAS (2-0) at CHICAGO (1-1)

    This team just won't play for Rex anymore.</p>

    They're not at all playing inspired, and haven't since the score was 10-10 and it was really still a game.</p>

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    CHICAGO 10 1:06 LEFT, 4TH QTR</div>
     
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    NFL: DALLAS at CHICAGO

    <div class="pre">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; Grossman
    9-yard pass to Berrian on 3rd-and-4
    to Dallas 32; Grossman 9-yard pass
    to Muhammad on 3rd-and-4 to Dallas
    6. CHICAGO 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 30 YD, 6:11. Drive:
    57 plays, 7 yards in 1:57. Key
    plays: Romo 34-yard pass to Witten
    to Chicago 35; Romo 11-yard pass to
    Owens to Chicago 24; Romo 22-yard
    pass to Witten to Chicago 12.
    DALLAS 3-3
    3RD QUARTER: DAL - TD, JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY
    ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 4:46.
    Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards in 4:46.
    Key plays: Romo 18-yard pass to
    Owens to Dallas 36; Romo 18-yard
    pass to Owens on 3rd-and-7 to
    Chicago 43; Romo 11-yard pass to
    Owens to Chicago 32; Romo 23-yard
    pass to Owens to Chicago 9. DALLAS
    10-3
    CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 1 YD RUN (ROBBIE
    GOULD KICK), 7:46. Drive: 6 plays,
    86 yards in 3:00. Key plays:
    Grossman 12-yard run on 3rd-and-10
    to Chicago 26; Grossman 52-yard
    pass to Clark to Dallas 22;
    Grossman 21-yard pass to Olsen to
    Dallas 1. DALLAS 10-10
    DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM
    TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK),
    13:42. Drive: 10 plays, 91 yards in
    5:56. Key plays: Romo 35-yard pass
    to Owens 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. DALLAS
    17-10
    4TH QUARTER: DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 44 YD, 2:50. Drive: 8
    plays, 19 yards in 3:20. Key plays:
    Williams recovery of Benson fumble
    at Chicago 45; Romo 14-yard pass to
    J Jones to Chicago 31. DALLAS 20-10
    DAL - TD, ANTHONY HENRY 28 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 3:11.
    DALLAS 27-10
    DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 11:40. Drive:
    8 plays, 78 yards in 5:33. Key
    plays: Barber 1-yard run on
    3rd-and-1 to Dallas 32; Barber
    12-yard run to Dallas 45; Barber
    54-yard run to Chicago 1. DALLAS
    34-10

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    DALLAS 34
    CHICAGO 10 1:06 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    CHI BALL ON CHI 25 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10</div>
     
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    NFL: DALLAS at CHICAGO

    <div class="pre">NFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 14 17 34
    CHICAGO 3 0 7 0 10 FINAL

    SCORING SUMMARY

    1ST QUARTER:

    11:51 CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD.
    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; Grossman 9-yard pass to
    Berrian on 3rd-and-4 to Dallas 32; Grossman 9-yard pass to Muhammad on
    3rd-and-4 to Dallas 6. CHICAGO 3-0.

    2ND QUARTER:

    6:11 DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 30 YD.
    Drive: 57 plays, 7 yards in 1:57.
    Key plays: Romo 34-yard pass to Witten to Chicago 35; Romo 11-yard
    pass to Owens to Chicago 24; Romo 22-yard pass to Witten to Chicago 12.
    DALLAS 3-3.

    3RD QUARTER:

    4:46 DAL - TD, JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards in 4:46.
    Key plays: Romo 18-yard pass to Owens to Dallas 36; Romo 18-yard
    pass to Owens on 3rd-and-7 to Chicago 43; Romo 11-yard pass to Owens to
    Chicago 32; Romo 23-yard pass to Owens to Chicago 9. DALLAS 10-3.
    7:46 CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 1 YD RUN (ROBBIE GOULD KICK).
    Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards in 3:00.
    Key plays: Grossman 12-yard run on 3rd-and-10 to Chicago 26;
    Grossman 52-yard pass to Clark to Dallas 22; Grossman 21-yard pass to
    Olsen to Dallas 1. DALLAS 10-10.
    13:42 DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    Drive: 10 plays, 91 yards in 5:56.
    Key plays: Romo 35-yard pass to Owens 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. DALLAS 17-10.

    4TH QUARTER:

    2:50 DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 44 YD.
    Drive: 8 plays, 19 yards in 3:20.
    Key plays: Williams recovery of Benson fumble at Chicago 45; Romo
    14-yard pass to J Jones to Chicago 31. DALLAS 20-10.
    3:11 DAL - TD, ANTHONY HENRY 28 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    DALLAS 27-10.
    11:40 DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards in 5:33.
    Key plays: Barber 1-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Dallas 32; Barber
    12-yard run to Dallas 45; Barber 54-yard run to Chicago 1. DALLAS 34-10.

    DALLAS - CHICAGO Final Statistics

    TEAM STATISTICS DALLAS CHICAGO

    FIRST DOWNS 21 16
    Rushing 5 4
    Passing 16 10
    Penalty 0 2
    THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4-13-31% 5-12-42%
    FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 1-1-100% 0-2-0%
    TOTAL NET YARDS 431 239
    Total offensive plays 63 59
    Average gain per play 6.8 4.1
    NET YARDS RUSHING 131 75
    Rushing attempts 25 23
    Average gain per rush 5.2 3.3
    Tackles for loss-yards 3-5 2-5
    NET YARDS PASSING 300 164
    Times sacked: Number-Yards 3-29 3-31
    Gross passing yards 329 195
    PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED 35-22-1 33-15-3
    Avg gain per pass play 7.9 4.6
    KICKOFFS: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 7-2-0 3-0-0
    PUNTS: Number and Average 4-38.8 4-39.3
    Had blocked 0 0
    Net punting average 38.3 39.0
    TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including kickoffs) 53 5
    Number-Yards: Punt Returns 2-2 2-1
    Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns 2-13 6-106
    Number-Yards: Interception Returns 3-51 1-4
    PENALTIES: Number-Yards 12-100 5-28
    FUMBLES: Number-Lost 0-0 2-1
    TOUCHDOWNS 4 1
    Rushing 1 1
    Passing 2 0
    Interceptions 1 0
    Other (blocked kicks, etc.) 0 0
    EXTRA POINTS: Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
    Kicking: Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
    Passing: Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0
    Rushing: Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0
    FIELD GOALS: Made-Attempts 2-3 1-1
    FGs - PATs had blocked 1-0 0-0
    RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 3-5-60% 1-2-50%
    GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY 3-3-100% 1-2-50%
    SAFETIES 0 0
    TIME OF POSSESSION 35:21 24:06


    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    DALLAS CHICAGO

    RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    M BARBER I 15 102 6.8 54 1 C BENSON 16 46 2.9 12 1
    J JONES 7 26 3.7 7 0 A PETERSON 6 17 2.8 8 0
    T THOMPSON 3 3 1.0 3 0 R GROSSMAN 1 12 12.0 12 0

    PASSING CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG PASSING CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    T ROMO 22-35-329 1 2 35 R GROSSMAN 15-32-195 3 0 52
    R GOULD 0- 1- 0 0 0 0

    Sacked-Yards Lost: T ROMO 3-29. Sacked-Yards Lost: R GROSSMAN 3-31.

    RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    T OWENS 8 145 18.1 35 0 B BERRIAN 6 73 12.2 17 0
    J WITTEN 6 90 15.0 34 1 D CLARK 2 58 29.0 52 0
    P CRAYTON 3 27 9.0 10 0 G OLSEN 2 28 14.0 21 0
    J JONES 2 29 14.5 15 0 M MUHAMMAD 2 21 10.5 12 0
    S HURD 1 25 25.0 25 0 A PETERSON 2 7 3.5 7 0
    M BARBER I 1 10 10.0 10 1 C BENSON 1 8 8.0 8 0
    A FASANO 1 3 3.0 3 0

    INTERCEPTIONS NO YDS AVG LG TD INTERCEPTIONS NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    A HENRY 2 51 25.5 28 1 A ARCHULETA 1 4 4.0 4 0
    R WILLIAMS 1 0 0.0 0 0

    PUNTING NO YDS AVG T I LG PUNTING NO YDS AVG T I LG
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    M MCBRIAR 4 155 38.8 0 0 49 B MAYNARD 4 157 39.3 1 0 44

    T = Touchbacks, I = Inside 20

    PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    P CRAYTON 2 2 1.0 2 0 D HESTER 2 1 0.5 1 0

    KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    T THOMPSON 2 13 6.5 13 0 D HESTER 5 86 17.2 28 0
    D MANNING 1 20 20.0 20 0

    KICKING XP/XPA FG/FGA KICKING XP/XPA FG/FGA
    ---------------------------------- ----------------------------------
    N FOLK 4/4 2/3 R GOULD 1/1 1/1
    Dist.: 30 (23) 44 Dist.: 20

    O-D O-D
    FUMBLES NO LOST FF REC FUMBLES NO LOST FF REC
    ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------
    R AYODELE 0 0 1 0-0 C BENSON 1 1 0 0-0
    R WILLIAMS 0 0 0 0-1 D HESTER 1 0 0 1-0
    B AYANBADEJO 0 0 0 1-0

    DEFENSE TK SO AS SK-YD DEFENSE TK SO AS SK-YD
    ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------
    D WARE 6 6 0 2-21 J WILLIAMS 10 8 2 0-0
    J REEVES 6 5 1 0-0 H HILLENMEYER 7 6 1 0-0
    A AYODELE 5 4 1 0-0 A ARCHULETA 6 6 0 0-0
    A SPENCER 4 4 0 1-10 C TILLMAN 6 6 0 0-0
    B JAMES 4 1 3 0-0 B URLACHER 5 2 3 2-18
    C CANTY 3 3 0 0-0 D MANNING 4 4 0 0-0
    R WILLIAMS 3 2 1 0-0 A OGUNLEYE 3 2 1 0-0
    J RATLIFF 3 2 1 0-0 A ADAMS 3 2 1 0-0
    A HENRY 2 2 0 0-0 L BRIGGS 2 2 0 0-0
    R AYODELE 2 2 0 0-0 M ANDERSON 1 1 0 1-11
    K HAMLIN 2 2 0 0-0 N VASHER 1 1 0 0-0
    M SPEARS 2 1 1 0-0 A BROWN 1 1 0 0-0
    K BURNETT 1 1 0 0-0 T HARRIS 1 1 0 0-0
    B CARPENTER 1 1 0 0-0 I IDONIJE 1 1 0 0-0
    S BOWEN 1 1 0 0-0 R WILSON 1 1 0 0-0
    B MCGOWAN 1 0 1 0-0

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    <div class="pre">** CONFIRMED **
    NFL
    DALLAS 34
    CHICAGO 10 FINAL</div>
     
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    By Scot Marcotte
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    CHICAGO (Ticker) -- It took 30 minutes for him to find his game,but in a battle of young quarterbacks, Dallas' Tony Romo lookedready for prime time.


    Romo threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns as the DallasCowboys staked their claim as the best team in the NFC with a34-10 drubbing of the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

    After a yawner of a first half, the Cowboys (3-0) came outstrong in the second on both sides of the ball. Romo, who was9-of-17 for 140 yards in the first half, led two touchdowndrives and the Cowboy defense added another with a 28 yardinterception return by Anthony Henry.


    Henry had two of Dallas' three interceptions of Bearsquarterback Rex Grossman, who turned in another sub-parperformance.


    The Bears (1-2) defense started strong, limiting Dallas to just139 yards of total offense in the first half, including only 18of it on the ground. But a series of key injuries took fourBears starters, Lance Briggs, Nathan Vasher, Ruben Brown andTommie Harris, out of the game.


    It could have been even uglier, as Cowboys receiver PatrickCrayton dropped a sure touchdown from Romo on 3rd-and-10 at the12 in the second quarter, leaving the Cowboys to settle for a 30yard field goal by Nick Folk that tied the game, 3-3.

    The Cowboys were equally stingy, keeping Bears quarterback RexGrossman from gaining any momentum. Their defense limited himto just 84 yards in the air in the first half, and 195 overall.

    Romo completed 22-of-35 passes for 329 yards. He wasintercepted once in the first half but bounced back after thebreak.


    Jason Witten and Marion Barber III caught TD passes from Romo inthe third quarter as the Cowboys opened up a 17-10 lead.

    Folk kicked a 44-yard field goal, Henry returned a pick for a TDand Barber added a one-yard TD run in the fourth as Dallaspoured it on.
     
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    NFL: DALLAS at CHICAGO

    <div class="pre">NFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 14 17 34
    CHICAGO 3 0 7 0 10 FINAL

    SCORING SUMMARY

    1ST QUARTER:

    11:51 CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 20 YD.
    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; Grossman 9-yard pass to
    Berrian on 3rd-and-4 to Dallas 32; Grossman 9-yard pass to Muhammad on
    3rd-and-4 to Dallas 6. CHICAGO 3-0.

    2ND QUARTER:

    6:11 DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 30 YD.
    Drive: 57 plays, 7 yards in 1:57.
    Key plays: Romo 34-yard pass to Witten to Chicago 35; Romo 11-yard
    pass to Owens to Chicago 24; Romo 22-yard pass to Witten to Chicago 12.
    DALLAS 3-3.

    3RD QUARTER:

    4:46 DAL - TD, JASON WITTEN 3 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards in 4:46.
    Key plays: Romo 18-yard pass to Owens to Dallas 36; Romo 18-yard
    pass to Owens on 3rd-and-7 to Chicago 43; Romo 11-yard pass to Owens to
    Chicago 32; Romo 23-yard pass to Owens to Chicago 9. DALLAS 10-3.
    7:46 CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 1 YD RUN (ROBBIE GOULD KICK).
    Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards in 3:00.
    Key plays: Grossman 12-yard run on 3rd-and-10 to Chicago 26;
    Grossman 52-yard pass to Clark to Dallas 22; Grossman 21-yard pass to
    Olsen to Dallas 1. DALLAS 10-10.
    13:42 DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 10 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    Drive: 10 plays, 91 yards in 5:56.
    Key plays: Romo 35-yard pass to Owens on 3rd-and-11 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. DALLAS 17-10.

    4TH QUARTER:

    2:50 DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 44 YD.
    Drive: 8 plays, 19 yards in 3:20.
    Key plays: Williams recovery of Benson fumble at Chicago 45; Romo
    14-yard pass to J Jones to Chicago 31. DALLAS 20-10.
    3:11 DAL - TD, ANTHONY HENRY 28 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    DALLAS 27-10.
    11:40 DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK).
    Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards in 5:33.
    Key plays: Barber 1-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Dallas 32; Barber
    12-yard run to Dallas 45; Barber 54-yard run to Chicago 1. DALLAS 34-10.

    DALLAS - CHICAGO Final Statistics

    TEAM STATISTICS DALLAS CHICAGO

    FIRST DOWNS 21 16
    Rushing 5 4
    Passing 16 10
    Penalty 0 2
    THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4-13-31% 5-12-42%
    FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 1-1-100% 0-2-0%
    TOTAL NET YARDS 431 239
    Total offensive plays 63 59
    Average gain per play 6.8 4.1
    NET YARDS RUSHING 131 75
    Rushing attempts 25 23
    Average gain per rush 5.2 3.3
    Tackles for loss-yards 3-5 2-5
    NET YARDS PASSING 300 164
    Times sacked: Number-Yards 3-29 3-31
    Gross passing yards 329 195
    PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED 35-22-1 33-15-3
    Avg gain per pass play 7.9 4.6
    KICKOFFS: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 7-2-0 3-0-0
    PUNTS: Number and Average 4-38.8 4-41.3
    Had blocked 0 0
    Net punting average 38.3 41.0
    TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including kickoffs) 53 5
    Number-Yards: Punt Returns 2-2 2-1
    Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns 2-13 6-106
    Number-Yards: Interception Returns 3-51 1-4
    PENALTIES: Number-Yards 12-100 5-28
    FUMBLES: Number-Lost 0-0 3-1
    TOUCHDOWNS 4 1
    Rushing 1 1
    Passing 2 0
    Interceptions 1 0
    Other (blocked kicks, etc.) 0 0
    EXTRA POINTS: Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
    Kicking: Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
    Passing: Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0
    Rushing: Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0
    FIELD GOALS: Made-Attempts 2-3 1-1
    FGs - PATs had blocked 1-0 0-0
    RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 3-5-60% 1-2-50%
    GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY 3-3-100% 1-2-50%
    SAFETIES 0 0
    TIME OF POSSESSION 35:21 24:39


    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    DALLAS CHICAGO

    RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    M BARBER I 15 102 6.8 54 1 C BENSON 16 46 2.9 12 1
    J JONES 7 26 3.7 7 0 A PETERSON 6 17 2.8 8 0
    T THOMPSON 3 3 1.0 3 0 R GROSSMAN 1 12 12.0 12 0

    PASSING CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG PASSING CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    T ROMO 22-35-329 1 2 35 R GROSSMAN 15-32-195 3 0 52
    R GOULD 0- 1- 0 0 0 0

    Sacked-Yards Lost: T ROMO 3-29. Sacked-Yards Lost: R GROSSMAN 3-31.

    RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    T OWENS 8 145 18.1 35 0 B BERRIAN 6 73 12.2 17 0
    J WITTEN 6 90 15.0 34 1 D CLARK 2 58 29.0 52 0
    P CRAYTON 3 27 9.0 10 0 G OLSEN 2 28 14.0 21 0
    J JONES 2 29 14.5 15 0 M MUHAMMAD 2 21 10.5 12 0
    S HURD 1 25 25.0 25 0 A PETERSON 2 7 3.5 7 0
    M BARBER I 1 10 10.0 10 1 C BENSON 1 8 8.0 8 0
    A FASANO 1 3 3.0 3 0

    INTERCEPTIONS NO YDS AVG LG TD INTERCEPTIONS NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    A HENRY 2 51 25.5 28 1 A ARCHULETA 1 4 4.0 4 0
    R WILLIAMS 1 0 0.0 0 0

    PUNTING NO YDS AVG T I LG PUNTING NO YDS AVG T I LG
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    M MCBRIAR 4 155 38.8 0 0 49 B MAYNARD 4 157 39.3 1 0 44

    T = Touchbacks, I = Inside 20

    PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    P CRAYTON 2 2 1.0 2 0 D HESTER 2 1 0.5 1 0

    KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
    -------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    T THOMPSON 2 13 6.5 13 0 D HESTER 5 86 17.2 28 0
    D MANNING 1 20 20.0 20 0

    KICKING XP/XPA FG/FGA KICKING XP/XPA FG/FGA
    ---------------------------------- ----------------------------------
    N FOLK 4/4 2/3 R GOULD 1/1 1/1
    Dist.: 30 (23) 44 Dist.: 20

    O-D O-D
    FUMBLES NO LOST FF REC FUMBLES NO LOST FF REC
    ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------
    R AYODELE 0 0 1 0-0 D HESTER 2 0 0 1-0
    R WILLIAMS 0 0 0 0-1 C BENSON 1 1 0 0-0
    B AYANBADEJO 0 0 0 1-0

    DEFENSE TK SO AS SK-YD DEFENSE TK SO AS SK-YD
    ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------
    D WARE 6 6 0 2-21 J WILLIAMS 10 8 2 0-0
    J REEVES 6 5 1 0-0 H HILLENMEYER 7 6 1 0-0
    A AYODELE 5 4 1 0-0 A ARCHULETA 6 6 0 0-0
    A SPENCER 4 4 0 1-10 C TILLMAN 6 6 0 0-0
    B JAMES 4 1 3 0-0 B URLACHER 5 2 3 2-18
    C CANTY 3 3 0 0-0 D MANNING 4 4 0 0-0
    R WILLIAMS 3 2 1 0-0 R MANNING JR 3 3 0 0-0
    J RATLIFF 3 2 1 0-0 A OGUNLEYE 3 2 1 0-0
    A HENRY 2 2 0 0-0 A ADAMS 3 2 1 0-0
    R AYODELE 2 2 0 0-0 L BRIGGS 2 2 0 0-0
    K HAMLIN 2 2 0 0-0 M ANDERSON 1 1 0 1-11
    M SPEARS 2 1 1 0-0 N VASHER 1 1 0 0-0
    K BURNETT 1 1 0 0-0 T HARRIS 1 1 0 0-0
    B CARPENTER 1 1 0 0-0 I IDONIJE 1 1 0 0-0
    S BOWEN 1 1 0 0-0 A BROWN 1 1 0 0-0
    R WILSON 1 1 0 0-0
    B MCGOWAN 1 0 1 0-0

    Officials: Referee-Ron Winter, Umpire-Roy Ellison, Head Linesman-Tom
    Stabile, Line Judge-Tom Stephan, Field Judge-Mike Weir, Side Judge-Tom
    Hill, Back Judge-Jim Howey.

    Att: 59,186 Time of Game: 3:07</div>
     
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    CHICAGO (Ticker) - It took 30 minutes for him to find his game,but in a battle of young quarterbacks, Dallas' Tony Romo lookedready for prime time.


    Romo threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns as the DallasCowboys staked their claim as the best team in the NFC with a34-10 drubbing of the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

    "To come here into this environment and play this well, we'repretty excited," Romo said. "We've got a lot of good players andI just go out there and try to get them the ball and get out ofthe way."


    After a yawner of a first half, the Cowboys (3-0) came outstrong in the second on both sides of the ball. Romo, who was9-of-17 for 140 yards in the first half, led two third quartertouchdown drives. The Cowboy defense put the game away with a28 yard interception return for touchdown by Anthony Henry.

    "Anthony Henry made another big play for us, really sealed thegame, to intercept it, then run it all the way back," Dallascoach Wade Phillips said. "He's one of our playmakers."

    Henry had two of Dallas' three interceptions of Bearsquarterback Rex Grossman, who turned in another sub-parperformance.


    The embattled Chicago signalcaller was 15-of-32 for 195 yardsand was sacked three times.


    "It's on my shoulders," Grossman said. "I have to take care ofthe football. I have to start making plays, do what I do best.Don't turn the ball over, that's the key. I definitely need tostart playing better."


    The Bears (1-2) defense started strong, limiting Dallas to just139 yards of total offense in the first half, including only 18of it on the ground. But a series of key injuries took fourBears starters, Lance Briggs, Nathan Vasher, Ruben Brown andTommie Harris, out of the game.


    "At halftime I thought we had gotten ourselves back in it, butin the end, they were able to pull away from us," Bears coachLovie Smith said. "Defensively, we hung in there for a while.The second half, they did what they wanted to against us."

    It could have been even uglier, as Cowboys receiver PatrickCrayton dropped a sure touchdown from Romo on 3rd-and-10 at the12 in the second quarter, leaving the Cowboys to settle for a 30yard field goal by Nick Folk that tied the game, 3-3.

    "We kept grinding," Phillips said. "It didn't seem like we werephased, even though bad things happened. That's a mark, Ithink, of a good football team."


    The Cowboys were equally stingy, keeping Bears quarterback RexGrossman from gaining any momentum. Their defense limited himto just 84 yards in the air in the first half, and 195 overall.

    "It was great," Henry said. "We came in with a new defense, sowe were trying to get this thing together and take some picksaway today. Our focus was to outplay their defense."

    Romo completed 22-of-35 passes for 329 yards. He was interceptedonce in the first half but bounced back after the break. Hefound his primary receiver, Terrell Owens, for 145 yards.

    "We came in here, mission accomplished, and I feel like astatement was made," Owens said.


    Jason Witten and Marion Barber III caught TD passes from Romo inthe third quarter as the Cowboys opened up a 17-10 lead.

    "Jason's certainly one of the top tight ends in the league andhe showed it again tonight," Phillips said.


    Folk kicked a 44-yard field goal, Henry returned a pick for a TDand Barber added a one-yard TD run in the fourth as Dallaspoured it on.
     

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