Bears get past Cowboys 34-18 with defense, Cutler
Later in the third quarter, when Alshon Jeffery was going down after a catch, Claiborne stripped the ball and started running the other way. It was originally ruled a fumble, but the replay showed the receiver still controlled the ball when his elbow hit the ground.
In the fourth quarter, Dallas contended that the ball had been tipped before a pass interference call in the end zone. That was confirmed by replay, bringing up fourth down for Robbie Gould’s second field goal.
The interception by Tillman in the second quarter, on a ball thrown right into his hands by Romo when intended receiver Dez Bryant was still running down the field, came on the third play a 43-yard field goal by Gould.
‘‘Tony saw it one way,’’ Garrett said. ‘‘Dez saw it another way.’’
Bryant had eight catches for 105 yards.
Dallas responded to that quick 10-point surge by going 80 yards on nine plays, capped by Romo’s 10-yard TD pass to Miles Austin with 14 seconds left in the half.
Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte returned to the Bears lineup after missing the last game with a sprained right ankle and being limited in practice all week. He had 13 carries for 52 yards.
NOTES: Chicago is 8-2 in Monday night games under Smith. ... Cowboys punter Chris Jones was out with a sprained left knee after being hit during the win over Tampa Bay last week. Veteran Brian Moorman, signed after being released by Buffalo, punted three times, two of them downed at his 6. ... The roof and huge glass doors were both open at Cowboys Stadium for the first time since a Monday night game against the New York Giants two years ago. Dallas also lost that game.
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