NOTES: Cowboys fall to Bears

The Dallas defense yielded a touchdown in the closing minutes of the first quarter today.

It marked the first time an opponent has scored an offensive touchdown since the game at New Orleans (12/19/09). The last time Dallas had a streak of three-or-more games without allowing an offensive touchdown to be scored was from 12/9/73 through 9/23/74. Dallas' current streak spanned 201:51, 189 plays and 75 full drives.

The Dallas defense held the Bears offense to one-of-11 (9.1%) on third downs. The 9.1 conversion percentage is the lowest figure since the defense held the N.Y. Giants (10/16/05 – OT) to one-of-11.

The last time Dallas opened a season 0-2 was in 2001 when the club opened 0-4 to finish the year 5-11.

Miles Austin finished the game with 142 receiving yards to give him his eighth career 100-yard outing, second of the season and fifth-most yards in his career.

Austin's 10 receptions today tie his single-game high. It was the fourth time he had 10 catches in a game – at Kansas City (10/11/09), at the N.Y. Giants (12/6/09) and at Washington (9/12/10).

Both Dez Bryant and Chris Gronkowski scored their first career touchdowns today to also mark the first time two Dallas rookies scored in a game since Julius Jones and Terrance Copper both found the end zone at Seattle (12/6/04).

David Buehler converted his first career field goal attempt – a 28-yarder in the third quarter.

Bryant's 62-yard first quarter punt return for a touchdown made him the first Cowboys rookie to return a punt for a touchdown since Reggie Swinton took one back 65 yards for a touchdown against Denver (11/22/01). Bryant became the fifth Dallas rookie to return a punt for a touchdown – Mel Renfro (1983), Dennis Morgan (1974), Kevin Williams (1993) and Swinton (2001).

Gronkowski made his first career NFL start in place of Deon Anderson (knee) and had his first career touchdown on a one-yard pass from Tony Romo in the second quarter.

With his touchdown passes today, Tony Romo extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 14.

Romo threw for 374 yards to give him the second-most single-game passing yardage in his career behind the 392 he had at the N.Y. Giants (12/6/09).

Romo's 51 attempts were the second-most of his career behind the 55 at the N.Y. Giants (12/6/09) and his 34 completions were the third most in his career behind his 41 at the above game and 35 at Detroit (12/9/07).

Jason Witten upped his career receiving yards total to 6,043 yards, making him the ninth tight end in league history to reach 6,000 career receiving yards.

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