Tony Romo threw five interceptions, two of which were returned for scores, as the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Chicago Bears Monday night, 34-18.
The Dallas defense allowed Jay Cutler 275 yards and a 75 percent completion rate, but with Romo turning the ball over four times in the second half the game was quickly out of hand regardless of defensive efforts. Romo's final line on the night was 31-of-43 for 307 yards with five interceptions and one touchdown, and he was benched late in the fourth quarter in favor of Kyle Orton. Romo didn't get any help from the ground game. Demarco Murray was completely unable to get anything going and finished with 24 yards on 11 carries.
Jason Witten managed to avoid the drops that had haunted him in earlier weeks, catching 10 passes for a total of 72 yards. Only Dez Bryant had more for the Cowboys, finishing with 105 yards on eight catches.
With the loss Dallas falls to 2-2. They next head on the road to face the Baltimore Ravens, another defense likely to be a strong test for Romo.