Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 9, 2021

History: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All Time Head-to-Head Record (entering 2021 season): Cowboys Lead 13-4

Current Streak: Cowboys have won the last two meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Cowboys win, 27-20, in Dallas in 2018

Players and Coaches to Know:

Dallas Cowboys

o  Head Coach: Mike McCarthy

o  Quarterback: Dak Prescott

o  Other Notable Players: RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, DE Demarcus Lawrence, LB Jaylon Smith

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

o  Head Coach: Bruce Arians

o  Quarterback: Tom Brady

o  Other Notable Players: ILB Lavonte David, OLB Shaquil Barrett, WR Mike Evans, TE Rob Gronkowski

Dallas Cowboys 2020 Record: 6-10

Scoring Offense: 17th (24.7 points per game)

Total Offense: 14th (371.8 total yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 17th (111.8 rushing yards per game)

Passing Offense: 8th (260.1 passing yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 28th (29.6 points allowed per game)

Total Defense: 23rd (386.4 total yards allowed per game)

Rushing Defense: 31st (158.8 rushing yards allowed per game)

Passing Defense: 11th (227.6 passing yards allowed per game)

Turnover Margin: T-21st (-3)

Cowboys' 2021 Draft Class: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State (Round 1, 12th overall), CB Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky (Round 2, 44th overall), DT Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA (Round 3, 75th overall), DE Chauncey Golston, Iowa (Round 3, 84th overall), CB Nahshon Wright (Round 3, 99th overall), LB Jabril Cox, LSU (Round 4, 115th overall), T Josh Ball, Marshall (Round 4, 138th overall), WR Simi Fehoko, Stanford (Round 5, 179th overall), DT Quinton Bohanna, Kentucky (Round 6, 192nd overall), CB Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina (Round 7, 238th overall)

Key Veteran Additions: S/LB Keanu Neal, S Damontae Kazee, DE Tarell Basham, DE Brent Urban, DT Carlos Watkins, S Jayron Kearse

Notable Departures: QB Andy Dalton, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Jourdan Lewis, S Xavier Woods, CB C.J. Goodwin, T Cameron Erving, DL Tyrone Crawford (retired), DE Aldon Smith

WEEK 1 • THU 09/09 • FINAL

Dallas Cowboys 0-1


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0