In the first three games, Cowboys offensive tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free combined for nine false starts. That disappeared against the Bears.
“I thought this game was the best communication we’ve had by far, since I’ve been here,” said center Ryan Cook, who joined the team shortly before its season opener against the New York Giants.
But the Cowboys trumped their progress in the penalty department with a season-high five turnovers, all on interceptions by quarterback Tony Romo.
_ Jimmy Burch