ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys suffered a damaging 27-20 loss Sunday to the Chicago Bears. The side note of all this is the Cowboys have now lost their two home openers at Cowboys Stadium.
Now, for the game action:
What it means: The Cowboys are 0-2 for the first time since 2001. Only 13 percent of teams that have started 0-2 since 1990 have reached the postseason. There have been three teams starting 0-2 the last two seasons that have made the postseason -- Miami, Minnesota and San Diego.
Tomorrow's talker: What will Wade Phillips say after this bad loss? It's one thing to lose the first game in December, but another to try and bounce back from a 0-2 hole to start the season. It appears the Cowboys have some major injuries among their starters, and the waiver wire is going to be looked at.
Injury of note: Tight end Jason Witten was knocked out of the game with 8:40 to play when his head hit the turf after he made a 23-yard reception. Wide receiver Dez Bryant left the game briefly with a leg injury, suffered on punt return. Cornerback Mike Jenkins was hurt with 5:35 to play in the fourth quarter when he was blocked by Bears receiver Johnny Knox.
Hero and Goat: It would appear many goats and no heros after a loss like this. The goat is kicker David Buehler. He missed two field goals, including a potential game-tying 44-yarder with 7:37 to play in the game. Miles Austin and Jason Witten failed to bring in passes that led to interceptions, and Roy E. Williams' fumble with 4:30 to play sealed the victory.
What's next: The Houston Texans are poised to take over the AFC South and host the Cowboys at Reliant Stadium. For the Texans, this game is their Super Bowl every year, but for the Cowboys' its just another game. Now with the Cowboys at 0-2, it would seem the Cowboys need to play like it's a Super Bowl.