The Cowboys won't win many more games if Tony Romo continues to turn the ball over at the rate he has so far. Though several of the turnovers weren't his fault, Romo has 10 turnovers in four games. He has thrown eight interceptions, one in each of the first three games and five Monday night. He had only 10 interceptions last season.
Romo lost two fumbles against the Bucs last week. He had three all of last season.
"I can't try and do too much," Romo said. "I tried to do that too much tonight, and going forward, I just have to do my job, and I will."
Romo has eight turnovers in the past two games. His five interceptions Monday night tied a career-worst. He also had five against Buffalo in 2007, a game the Cowboys pulled out a dramatic victory.
The Bears returned two of Romo's interceptions for touchdowns. It came 364 days after another NFC North team, the Lions, returned two Romo interceptions for touchdowns. On Oct. 2, 2011, Detroit linebacker Bobby Carpenter went 34 yards for a touchdown, and cornerback Chris Houston followed with a 56-yard touchdown.
“The No. 1 factor is taking care of the football,” Romo said. “I know that. We preach it to the guys every day. It’s obviously frustrating. I was the one that turned it over tonight.”
-- Charean Williams