0-4 on the pre-season. The rule book bailed them out in week one. Facing the Cowboys in week two, the Bears were doubted by everyone except themselves.
The Cowboys came in to this game with a record of 0-1 due to horrible play calling and mental mistakes. They didn't want a win like the Bears wanted another win, they needed it. Offensive struggles once again was key for the Cowboys who only found the end-zone twice, once on a punt return by rookie Dez Bryant and a one yard pass to another rookie, fullback Chris Gronkowski.
Miles Austin did have 145 yards in this game but Dallas' star player did not find the end-zone. If Dallas wants to be the first team to play in a Super Bowl hosted in their own stadium, they better turn it around and turn it around quick.
The Cowboys as a team rushed for only 36 yards on 20 carries, as a team. Putting more pressure on Romo who clearly could not handle pressure. Throwing for 374 yards on 34-51 passing with one touchdown, and two interceptions.
Enough of sugarcoating, the Bears deserve some credit.
Giving opportunities to players who are making the most of it is what helped the Bears to this surprising win in Dallas. D.J. Moore a second year corner-back out of Vanderbilt had two interceptions off Romo while Brian Urlacher recovered a Roy E. Williams fumble.
Jay Cutler as all expected has come out and thrown the ball plentiful in new offensive coordinator, Mike Martz's new offense. In week one Cutler put up the most passing yards in a Bears home opener in franchise history with 372 against Detroit. He threw the ball 35 times against Detroit in week one and 29 times against Dallas in week two.
The entire off-season the Bears stood pat, not going after Terrell Owens in free agency or engaging in trade talks with any teams to improve their wide receiver core. "The Bears are happy with the wide receivers they have." Those were the words said by almost all the analysts when Chicago was brought up.
The famous "Greatest Show on Turf" was led by Mike Martz and today in week two against Dallas, the Bears looked like the "Greatest Show in Jerry Jones' Palace" Finding Devin Hester, Matt Forte and Greg Olsen for touchdowns is big for Cutler and the Bears especially when most people said Hester, Forte, and Olsen wouldn't fit Martz's system.
Now in a wacky season already in which the Bears and Chiefs are 2-0 and the Cowboys and Vikings are 0-2 optimistic thoughts arise in Chicago. Jay Cutler is poised to potentially have a breakout season this year and now faces not only the rivalry of Chicago and Green Bay but an early season fight for first place.
Taking care of business in Dallas, escaping with a win against Detroit and now Cutler leads the Bears back home to Chicago in a pivotal week three match-up that will be labeled with plenty of hype. The Cowboys are struggling and the Bears are roaring, an interesting year to say the least already in the 2010-'11 NFL season.