Good fortune played a part in the Chicago Bears’ successful beginning to the 2010 season, while poor execution is the main reason why the Dallas Cowboys are still in search of their first victory.
The Cowboys will be out to improve upon a sloppy Week 1 showing when the reigning NFC East champions host a Chicago team seeking its first win in Dallas in 24 years this Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.
A litany of mistakes along with one questionable decision were the primary culprits in the Cowboys’ frustrating 13-7 season-opening loss at division- rival Washington this past Sunday. Dallas was whistled for 12 penalties, including a holding call by replacement right tackle Alex Barron on the game’s last play that wiped out a would-be 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Romo to wide receiver Roy Williams, and committed one very costly turnover that ultimately decided the final outcome.
With the Cowboys opting to run a play in their own end in lieu of killing the clock in the closing seconds of the first half, running back Tashard Choice was stripped of the ball after catching a short Romo pass. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall raced 32 yards into the end zone with the fumble, giving his team a 10-0 lead Dallas could never overcome.
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