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Cowboys vs. Bears: Can Tony Romo change?

Coming off a disastrous Monday night loss to the Bears, all eyes are on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The veteran Dallas QB threw five interceptions against Chicago, putting himself atop the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After the game, a solemn Romo talked about how the sting of the five-pick performance will linger as the Cowboys enter the bye week (via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas):

"You have to get over it," Romo said. "It's going to suck for a few days now. Obviously it's going to sit there in your stomach and just eat at you. ... In different situations out there, I just tried to do too much and help out different areas. That's going to catch up to you in the National Football League."

Romo will now have two weeks off to study the ugly film of the game, and work to correct the mistakes. But Cowboys fans have become accustomed to the up-and-down ride that Romo can take the team on during a season. He vowed to address what he needs to do going forward to avoid a repeat performance. He's confident he'll be able to get over it and be able to perform his job more effectively by not trying to do it all:

"I'm going to have to re-assess a couple of things that are happening and make sure they don't happen again. It's been like this at a time where we had a game where we had turnovers last year. I just have to make a conscious effort to make sure to control that aspect. In saying that, I can't try to do too much. I think I tried to do that too much. Going forward, I'm just going to have to do my job. And I will."

It won't get much easier for the Cowboys coming off the bye, as they face another historically stout defense -- this time on the road. They head to Baltimore to face the Ravens in Week 6, but there's plenty of work to do between now and then.

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