Bears QB Cutler leads upset as Cowboys find themselves 0-2

September 20, 2010|By Tribune news services

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes to guide the Bears to a stunning 27-20 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday, the second straight loss for the highly touted hosts.

Cutler was 21 of 29 for 277 yards and outdueled Tony Romo (34 of 51, 374 yards, TD), who threw two interceptions. Dallas also lost the ball on a fourth-quarter fumble and fell to 0-2 for the first time in nine years.

"Any time you get in this position it's very difficult," Romo said. "We've got to climb our way out of this. … It's frustrating. We've got to do things better. And we need to figure it out in a hurry."

David Buehler kicked a 28-yard field goal to trim the Cowboys' deficit to 20-17 in the third quarter but hooked a tying 44-yarder wide left midway through the fourth.

The Bears extended their lead to 10 when Devin Hester (four receptions, 77 yards, TD) caught a short pass, eluded a defender and raced 38 yards to the Cowboys' 3. Cutler and Matt Forte hooked up for a TD on the next play with 5:16 left.

"It was a signature game," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "We just made plays throughout."

Rookie Dez Bryant returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown to give Dallas a 7-3 lead late in the first quarter.

The Bears answered when Cutler hit tight end Greg Olsen over the middle, and he took it 39 yards for a score.

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