Cowboys 31 (2-1), Bears 17 (0-3)
I predicted it wouldn’t be particularly close, and it wasn’t. The final score actually made it look a little better than what it was for the Bears. It might have been too soon to completely throw the Bears under the bus and declare them one of the worst teams in the league last week, but not anymore. Granted, they did have their backup quarterback Brian Hoyer starting Sunday night (well, he was their backup.) He played well enough to be the team’s starter in my opinion, completing 63 percent of his passes, throwing for 317 yards and two touchdowns with a 93.7 passer rating. Even though the team was down early, they didn’t give up like they might have if Jay Cutler was the man under center. It’s blatantly obvious that few on their roster have much respect for Cutler. For the Cowboys, Dak Prescott used to be a backup, but he played well going 19 of 24 with 248 yards passing and a touchdown through the air and on the ground. Most importantly, he took care of the ball and still has yet to throw an interception in the NFL.
Add a win on top of that, and the rumors of Tony Romo losing his job amidst his return from injury are picking up steam. I like watching the kid play. He’s a dual-threat kind of guy, which gives the Dallas offense a completely different look than when Romo is the starter. Still, you can’t just disregard the kind of success Romo has had throughout his career, statistically at least. Whenever he is cleared to play, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will have a tough decision to make.