First full Sunday in 2022 NFL The season ends with a matchup between last season’s two NFC playoff teams. dallas cowboys pay the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys (8:20 p.m. ET on NBC)
Overview: The 2021 season opener between these two teams has quickly become a classic, so why spoil a good thing? The Cowboys and Buccaneers are two of the NFC’s best teams throughout 2021. Both campaigns ended in bitter disappointment. how will they react?
Tom Brady He has a new head coach after Todd Bowles replaced Bruce Arians midway through the offseason. The Cowboys have gone through a year of transition with major offensive personnel changes, but the expectations are still high. Dak Prescott, Seedy rum and a star-studded defense to bring the Cowboys back to the postseason.
It’s an early measure of 2021’s two most powerful attacks, and it does a lot to shape how we think about the NFC pecking order.
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Featured matches: It’s all about the offensive lines on either side of the ball.
The Buccaneers lost two starters inside. Most notably the center of the Pro Bowl. Ryan Jensenwhile the Cowboys deal with losing an All-Pro left tackle. Tyrone Smith Knee injury for most of the season. In both cases, young and inexperienced draftees are asked to fill the vacancies. In case you haven’t heard of it, both of these teams employ terrifying pass rushers. Which line holds up the best should have a big impact on the results.
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Key stats: Tom Brady has started six career games against Dallas, going 6-0.
predict: Quarterbacks get all the love, especially after last season’s show. The Bucs returned most of their starters from the Super Bowl LV defense, adding: Akeem Hicks into the mix. The Cowboys have all the major players returning from last year’s electric unit. Micah Parsons When Trevon DiggsWho will bring home more takeaways? Who will do a better job of influencing the quarterbacks of other teams? It makes sense to trust Brady’s track record in a game like this and assume that he crept out of AT&T Stadium and won a close game. Buccaneers 20, Cowboys 16 — David Hermann
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