Tony Romo passed for 329 yards and Anthony Henry had two interceptions for the second straight game and to lead Dallas to a 34-10 win at Soldier Field Sunday night.
The Cowboys showed just how serious a contender they are in the NFC during the second half, outscoring the Bears 31-7.
"I think we're a very explosive offense,'' Romo said. "The funny thing is last year I think we were a good offense as well, but I was probably more of 67 completion percentage type guy, this year we're going down the field in chunks. And you're not going probably going to have as high completion [percentage] but you're probably going to score more points with the way we're doing things.''
Romo led the Cowboys on an 89-yard touchdown drive to start the second half, breaking a 3-3 tie. He put the Cowboys ahead for good, 17-10, with a 10-yard touchdown pass late in the third period that capped a 91-yard drive.
Henry added a 28-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter to make it 27-10, and Marion Barber scored from the 1 after breaking off a 54-yard run.
It was a terrible night all around for Chicago.
Outside of the fact the defending conference champions lost four Pro Bowl players to injuries: linebacker Lance Briggs (groin), cornerback Nathan Vasher (groin), defensive tackle Tommie Harris (knee) and guard Ruben Brown (ankle), Rex Grossman was awful.
For the night, he completed 15-of-32 passes for 195 yards and three interceptions.
Coach Lovie Smith continued to support the embattled QB despite the loss.
"Rex Grossman is our quarterback,'' Smith said. "I know he's going to take a lot of the blame. We all will take a lot of the blame. We didn't get a lot done.''
Not that Grossman had much help.
Bernard Berrian caught six passes for 73 yards, but dropped a potential touchdown pass in the first half.
Cedric Benson ran for 46 yards on 16 carries, and the Bears could only muster 239 yards against the 25th-ranked defense. They fumbled three times and lost one, and have 11 turnovers in three games.
Brian Urlacher had two sacks, but the Cowboys finished with 431 yards of total offense. After scoring a combined 82 points in the first two games, Dallas perked up in the second half to add to its total.
By the time it was over, Terrell Owens had eight catches for 145 yards. He moved past Michael Irvin into 14th place on the NFL's career list with 12,044 yards and became the 14th player to pass the 12,000-yard mark.
Jason Witten caught six passes for 90 yards and Barber ran for 102 yards on 15 attempts.
After passing for 17 yards in the first quarter, Romo went to work.
He and Owens led the Cowboys on an 89-yard touchdown drive to start the second half and break a 3-3 tie, hitting Owens with a 23-yard pass and two 18-yarders before Witten's 3-yard scoring catch.
The Bears then drove 86 yards -- 52 of them coming on a pass to Desmond Clark before Benson ran it in from the 1 to tie it.
But Romo connected with Barber for a 10-yard pass with 1:26 left in the third that put Dallas ahead.
Nick Folk kicked a 44-yard field goal just under three minutes into the fourth, and moments later, the Cowboys put away the Bears. Henry stepped in front of a pass intended for Muhsin Muhammad and ran it back 28 yards, making it 27-10.
"I feel like it was mission accomplished coming in here and playing against a great defense,'' Owens said. "They gave Tony some fits. They bring a heck of pass rush and Tony was able to escape and use his ability to get out of some of those jams and find some open guys down the field.
'Boys Pound Bears, 34-10
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