|Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receive Dez Bryant weren't on the same page Monday, resulting in a Chicago Bears' interception that was returned for a touchdown. (US Presswire)|
When it comes to stats, Dez Bryant must like Monday Night Football. Bryant had just one 100-yard receiving game in his young career before Monday's game with the Bears. Now, he's got two and both have been on MNF.
But the 34-18 loss to the Bears had many culprits for the Cowboys, and one of the biggest was Bryant, despite eight catches for 105 yards.
Bryant's numbers should've been much higher, considering the missed opportunities he left on the field.
The third-year receiver from Oklahoma State was targeted 13 times, and two of those incompletions were blatant drops. The first occurred late in the third quarter on a third-and-6 play from the Bears' 22 when Bryant dropped a slant over the middle near the 10, forcing the Cowboys to kick a field goal trailing by 17.
When the score was 27-10 in the fourth, Bryant was behind the Bears' secondary down the right sideline and let a pass go through his hands in what could've been a 68-yard touchdown, or at least a huge gain inside the Bears' 20.
“There's really no excuse,” Bryant said. “I take pride in catching the football and on the second pass, I felt the sideline and I felt like I just wanted to stay in. I was too busy trying to focus on the sideline and not on the ball, and I let it tip my fingers.”
And let's not forget the play in the second quarter where Bryant and Romo were not on the same page on a play that resulted in Chicago's Charles Tillman returning an interception for a touchdown.
Bryant is tied for the Cowboys' lead with 21 catches, along with Jason Witten. Bryant has 269 yards receiving but no touchdown catches.
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