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Cowboys vs. Bears: Late drive brings Dallas within 3, still trail 10-7

The Chicago Bears lead the Dallas Cowboys, 10-7, at halftime of their game in Dallas.

Both teams have struggled to get their offense moving, but Chicago built some momentum late in the half with the help of Charles Tillman picking off Tony Romo and taking it back for a touchdown.

A miscommunication about a route between Romo and Dez Bryant led to the turnover, but Romo responded with a touchdown on the following drive, leading the Cowboys 80 yards down the field for the score.

Romo is making connections, going 17-for-21 and 8-of-9 on the final drive, but between the interception and the two-minute drive, it's tough to tell what Dallas will see from him in the second half. DeMarco Murray is also struggling on the ground, rushing for just 13 yards on seven carries. Prior to the final drive, the Cowboys had three punts and a turnover, with the longest drive just 36 yards.

Romo is spreading the game around, with Murray, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten all having four receptions. Witten has had sure hands in the first half, avoiding the drops that have plagued him in the early season. Miles Austin has three catches for 41 yards, including the touchdown strike from Romo.

The Dallas defense has limited what Chicago can do, but they're far from dominant. They went without a sack in the first half, and Cutler is 7-for-12. They're less successful stopping Matt Forte, who is averaging 6 yards per carry.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.