Cowboys vs Buccaneers Matchup

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As you may know, the regular season for the NFL is back and in full swing.  All NFL teams will be playing regular scheduled games this season. The first game of the season will the matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Defending champions).

REGULAR  SEASON HISTORY

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 13-4
STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 2

Notes from Buccaneers:

QB TOM BRADY tied-2nd in NFL with 40 TD passes & ranked
3rd in pass yards (4,633) last season. Became 1st player in NFL
history with 7 SB titles & 5 SB MVPs. Is NFL all-time leader in
TD passes (581) & ranks 2nd in pass yards (79,204). Needs 300+
pass yards to join DREW BREES (123) as only players with 100+
300-yard games in NFL history.
• RB RONALD JONES set career highs in scrimmage yards (1,143)
& scrimmage TDs (8) in 2020. RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had
448 scrimmage yards (112 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in
2020 postseason.
• WR MIKE EVANS had 1,006 rec. yards in 2020 & became 1st
player with 1,000+ rec. yards in each of his 1st 7 seasons. Had
rec. TD in last meeting. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 65 catches
for 840 yards & 7 TDs in 2020. WR ANTONIO BROWN had 45
receptions for 483 yards & 4 TDs in 8 games last season. Has
9 rec. TDs in 10 career games on TNF. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI
ranks 3rd all-time among TEs with 86 rec. TDs.
• LB LAVONTE DAVID had 8th-career season with 100+ tackles
(117) in 2020. Has 31 tackles (7.8 per game) in 4 career games
vs. Dal. LB DEVIN WHITE had career-high 140 tackles & 9 sacks
last season. Had 2 INTs & 2 FRs in 3 postseason games in 2020.
LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 5th-consecutive season with 7+
sacks (team-high 9.5) last season. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 8
sacks in 2020 reg. season & 4 sacks in postseason. CB CARLTON
DAVIS led team with 4 INTs & 18 PD in 2020.

Notes from Cowboys:

QB Dak Prescott had 1,856 pass yards & 12 TDs (9 pass, 3
rush) for 99.6 rating in 5 games in 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row
vs. TB with rush TD. Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 98.4 rating in 4
career games on TNF. Aims for his 3rd in row on TNF with 300+
pass yards.
• RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 1,317 scrimmage yards (979 rush, 338
rec.) & 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 rec.) in 2020 & became 3rd player with
1,250+ scrimmage yards & 8+ TDs in each of his 1st 5 seasons in
NFL history. Has 297 scrimmage yards (148.5 per game) & rush
TD in 2 career games vs. TB. Has 333 scrimmage yards (111 per
game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games on TNF.
• WR AMARI COOPER led team with career-high 92 catches & had
1,114 rec. yards in 2020. Had 12 catches for 173 yards & rec. TD in
only career game at TB (10/30/16 w/ Oak.). Has 3 rec. TDs in his
past 3 on TNF. WR CEEDEE LAMB set rookie franchise records
in catches (74) & rec. yards (935) last season. WR MICHAEL
GALLUP had 59 catches for 843 yards & 5 TDs in 2020. Had
rec. TD in last meeting. TE DALTON SCHULTZ set career highs in
catches (63), rec. yards (615) & rec. TDs (4) last season.
• LB JAYLON SMITH had career-high 154 tackles in 2020. Had 10
tackles & 69-yard FR-TD in last meeting. LB KEANU NEAL makes
Dal. debut. Had 98 tackles & 9 TFL in 2020 with Atl. LB MICAH
PARSONS was selected in 1st round (12th overall) in 2021 NFL
Draft. DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack in last meeting. CB
TREVON DIGGS tied for lead among rookies with 3 INTs in 2020

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