Overrated doesn’t even begin to describe the Cowboys anymore

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Jay Cutler  of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys continue to prove that talent only takes you so far.

Talented teams don’t win when they turn the ball over three times and don’t compile any takeaways themselves.

Talented teams don’t win when they commit six penalties and their opposition (who is playing on the road, mind you), only commits two.

Talented teams can’t win when they only rush for 36 yards and can’t make field goals.

The Cowboys might be talented, but talent doesn’t always translate into victories. Dallas haters will say that the Cowboys aren’t that talented, but they are. You’re fooling yourself if you don’t think they are. But something is obviously missing and it’s not just Wade Phillips’ inability to keep his team focused week in and week out.

The Bears played a damn near perfect game in their 27-20 win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Jay Cutler was outstanding in throwing for 277 yards on 21-of-29 passing and three touchdowns. The fact that he had such a tremendous day after he was nearly swallowed whole by Dallas’s pass rush in the early going made his performance even more impressive.

The Chicago defense also played extremely well, holding the Cowboys to only 36 yards rushing and forcing three turnovers. They also held Dallas to only six points (two field goals) in the second half and didn’t buckle with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter.

I give the Bears a lot of credit. I was one of many people who described their Week 1 win over the Lions as “lucky” and had the Cowboys took it to them today, I probably would have been one of the first people back in line to bash Chicago again.

But they were the ones that stuck it to a talented, yet incomplete team on the road. The Bears proved that they’re going to be a handful in their division, while the Cowboys proved that they’re not even close to being the best team in the NFC East.

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