Cold wasn't an issue for Cowboys

CHICAGO -- Monday's game was the coldest regular-season game in Dallas Cowboys' history. The temperature at kickoff was 8 degrees and the wind chill was minus-9.

"This was not my coldest game," quarterback Tony Romo said, "but it was definitely a cold game."

Romo said he played in a minus 20 or 25 game while at Eastern Illinois.

"For the most part I felt comfortable," Romo said. "It was windy in spurts. When we cut through the wind we did some things well. I'd like one throw back."

That was a third-down throw on the Cowboys' opening possession of the second half in which he overthrew Dez Bryant.

"He ran a good route," Romo said. "The guy had inside leverage and Dez had an in-breaking route. As I looked at him I didn't think he was going to be able to cross his face. Dez ran a heckuva route to get in there. In the process I was going to throw it high so he could go around him high, thinking the defender was inside. He wrapped in there real good and at the last second I didn't pull it down as much as I needed to."

Neither team had a turnover despite the frigid temps.

"It was cold but it seemed like everyone handled the ball pretty well," coach Jason Garrett said. "The quarterbacks threw it fairly well. They were accurate and there weren't a lot of balls dropped our coming out of guys' hands. I thought collectively both sides did a good job with the ball."

The Cowboys have now lost the coldest regular-season game in franchise history and the coldest game overall in team history. The coldest game remains the Ice Bowl, the 1967 NFL Championship in which they lost 21-17 in minus-13 degree temperatures.