What a difference a few big plays make. If only, like the team in Chicago, a game like this happened all of the time, we might think of the Cowboys as a truly elite defense. Difficult to run against, physical, and opportunistic with a few big plays that they might put into your end zone.
Of course, "a game like this" is absurdly unrealistic.
How much so? Well, we have already shared the idea that a punt return TD, Fumble return TD, and an interception return TD had not happened in the same quarter of a league game since 1966 when the San Francisco 49ers accomplished that feat.
But, let's eliminate the special teams' TD and just focus on the idea of 2 defensive touchdowns and the rarity of that. It is true that the Chicago Bears have an absurd 11 defensive touchdowns in the last 17 games (2 of them, thanks to the work of Tony Romo and the Cowboys a month back). The Cowboys had 1 during that same stretch until Sunday when Brandon Carr and Jason Hatcher both put t...