The Buccaneers have not lost a game in over a month and will take their streak on the road this week to face one of the top teams in the NFL, the 11-2 Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are in first place in the NFC and have already locked up a playoff spot, while the Buccaneers are in the hunt for the NFC South division title and a Wild Card spot.
The Buccaneers have won two road games in the current five-game streak. In Week 11, the Bucs traveled to Kansas City to defeat the Chiefs who had previously won 10 in a row at home. In Week 13, the Buccaneers had a west coast trip coming out on top against the Chargers, 28-21.
The Dallas Cowboys' 11-game win streak was snapped last week under the Sunday Night Football lights on the road against the Giants, who have handed the Cowboys both of their losses this season. Their high-powered offense ranks fifth in the NFL in total yards per game and sixth in points per game. The Buccaneers defense is allowing the NFL's second-fewest scrimmage yards per game and fewest points per game over the last five weeks.
We now turn our attention back to the experts who have to choose between a team climbing up the Power Rankings and a team that has sat firmly in the top five for months. Here is how the experts are calling Buccaneers vs. Cowboys.
NFL.com Elliot Harrison – Cowboys
ESPN.com Consensus – Cowboys
ProFootballTalk, Mike Florio – Buccaneers
USA Today, Consensus – Cowboys
SBNation.com, Consensus – Cowboys
CBSSports.com, Consensus – Split (4-4)
FoxSports.com, Consensus – Cowboys
Microsoft Cortana – Cowboys