The Chicago Bears didn't just overwhelm Dallas. They humiliated and embarrassed them, and if I were the Cowboys' Jason Garrett I'd channel that Rex Ryan quote from Sunday and recycle it.
Because the Cowboys not only got their butts kicked; they flat-out stunk.
But that, ladies and gentlemen, can happen with this team. You get the good Cowboys, and then you get the bad. Just as you get the good Tony Romo, and you get the bad. And Monday we got the horrific ... with Romo throwing a career-worst five interceptions, tying a similar performance on Oct. 8, 2007.
That was also a Monday night game, and it was against Buffalo. But the Cowboys won that one. They got clobbered here by Chicago in a game that should concern its followers.
Because there are big problems in Big D, and not all of them are tied to Romo. Granted, two of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns, but let's look what Dallas did when he was completing passes to the right jerseys: Not much. In fact, for the third straight weekend Dallas couldn't produce more than one touchdown under his direction (Kyle Orton produced the second score), and, yes, that's a problem.
The Cowboys couldn't run. Dez Bryant dropped too many passes. They couldn't stop Jay Cutler in the second half. And, yes, Romo stunk.
That's not how you catch Philadelphia and the Giants in the NFC East, and after what we just witnessed, I'm not sure that's possible. The Cowboys are in a funk and need something, anything, to produce a pulse.
But you tell me what it is.