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Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay
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September 09, 2021, 8:20 PM EDT
 | Raymond James Stadium

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Dallas
Cowboys
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Tampa Bay
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September 09, 2021, 8:20 PM EDT
 | Raymond James Stadium
  • Tom Brady and the Buccaneers begin their Super Bowl defense Thursday night when they host Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Dallas is just 2-8 SU and ATS in its last 10 road games, but America’s Team has beaten the Bucs in seven of the last eight meetings by an average of nearly 10 points per contest.

    While that trend may push you toward the Cowboys, it’s also worth noting that the defending Super Bowl champions have been highly successful in their Sportsbook game the following season. Over the last 10 years, the defending champs are 7-3 SU and 6-3-1 ATS, a trend that further improves to 12-3 SU and 9-5-1 ATS over the last 15 years.

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    Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Date/Time: September 9, 8:20 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
    • TV Coverage: NBC
    • Sportsbook Odds: Buccaneers -6 | O/U 52 (Line History)
    • Cowboys vs Buccaneers Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    You could have laid under a touchdown with the Buccaneers during the summer, but not anymore. On game day, the spread has ballooned to +8.5 for the Cowboys, which is understandable for a team that missed the playoffs the year prior going against the reigning Super Bowl champs.

    When the betting line was set at 6 points, the betting handle – the percentage of bets on a team – was nearly 80 percent in favor of Tampa Bay, driving the line up to the current spread of 8.5. The action is nearly even now. With the handle balancing out, it’s unlikely we see much more of a line movement ahead of kickoff.

    Best Betting Value For Dallas vs Tampa Bay

    When looking at Odds Shark’s best betting sites, we can see that it is good to shop around, with Sportsbook offering an 8.5-point line, the tightest of the three options. The next comes at Sportsbook at an even 9 points followed by Sportsbook with the largest spread offered at 9.5 points.

    Best Available Spread Odds For Dallas vs Tampa Bay
    Team Sportsbook Odds Sportsbook Odds Sportsbook Odds
    Dallas Cowboys +9 (-110) +8.5 (-110) +9.5 (-125)
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers -9 (-110) -8.5 (-110) -9.5 (+105)

    Dallas News & Notes

    The Cowboys are favorites to shake off last year’s disastrous campaign and win the NFC East, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about this squad going into the season opener. The biggest question mark is quarterback Dak Prescott, who missed the entire preseason with a shoulder strain and hasn’t suited up since breaking his ankle nearly a year ago.

    Prior to the injury, Prescott was torching opposing defenses, throwing for 450-plus yards in three of his first four starts in 2020. But even if Dak is all the way back, he might not have time to do much behind an offensive line that will be without six-time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin, who will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

    How quickly the Dallas defense adjusts to new coordinator Dan Quinn’s scheme is also something Cowboys fans are worried about in the opener. Dallas finished second-last in the NFL last year in rushing yards allowed and will be without tackle Neville Gallimore after he dislocated his elbow in training camp.

    Tampa Bay News & Notes

    The last time we saw Brady and company in meaningful action, they were putting the finishing touches on a dominant eight-game winning streak that culminated with them hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Tampa Bay won those games by an average of nearly 15 points and scored at least 30 points in seven of the eight contests despite playing at home just twice.

    That strong finish made it easy to forget how slowly the Bucs started the year, including a 34-23 loss to the Saints in the season opener. Tampa Bay has historically been a slow starter, covering just four of its last 14 outings in Week 1. The Buccaneers were also a bit more vulnerable at home last year, going 5-3 SU overall and 1-5 ATS as a favorite.

    As good as Brady and the offense were last year, the Buccaneers’ bread and butter was their league-leading run defense. That unit got a boost this week with the news that lineman Ndamukong Suh had been removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list and will be eligible to suit up in the opener.

    Staff Betting Pick: OVER 52

    Dak might be back, but the Cowboys’ defensive issues likely will be as well. Expect Brady to have a field day once again as the Bucs go OVER the total for the 20th time in their last 26 conference games.

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    Shark Bites
    • Dallas is 2-8 SU and ATS in its last 10 road games.
    • Tampa Bay is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 home games as a favorite.
    • Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games vs Tampa Bay.

Odds

Thursday, September 9 Thu Sep 9


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6
-105
+210
o52
-110
-6
-111
-263
u52
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+9
-105
+372
o52.5
-110
-9
-115
-462
u52.5
-110

Edge Finder

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Time on Field
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Yards Per Play
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0.00
Total Score
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First Quarter
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Second Quarter
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Third Quarter
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Fourth Quarter
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Passing Yards
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Pass Attempts
0.00
0.00
Pass Completions
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Sacks
0.00
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Sack Yards
0.00
0.00
Yards Per Pass
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Rushing Yards
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Interceptions
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Fumbles
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Fumbles Lost
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Total Turnovers
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Penalties
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Penalty Yards
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00:00
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Head To Head

DAL
Stat Type TB
7-3
Record
3-7
5-4-1
ATS
4-5-1
2-8
O/U
2-8
19.70
Score
14.10
98.60
Rush Yds
85.10
29.30
Pass Attempts
34.40
68.26
Completion %
58.72
198.10
Passing Yds
193.80
296.7
Total Yds
278.9
1.20
Turnovers
1.60
DAL
Stat Type TB
2-1
Record
1-2
0-2-1
ATS
2-0-1
0-3
O/U
0-3
19.67
Score
16.67
102.33
Rush Yds
65.33
30.33
Pass Attempts
40.67
78.02
Completion %
59.84
196.67
Passing Yds
263.33
299
Total Yds
328.67
0.67
Turnovers
2.67
Dec 23/18 (1 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
27
Score
20
-7
ATS
+7
48 o
O/U
48 u
80
Rush Yds
63
25
Pass Attempts
48
80.00
Completion %
70.83
152
Passing Yds
320
232
Total Yds
383
0
Turnovers
2
Dec 18/16 (2 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
26
Score
20
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
47.5 o
O/U
47.5 u
185
Rush Yds
52
36
Pass Attempts
35
88.89
Completion %
48.57
264
Passing Yds
224
449
Total Yds
276
1
Turnovers
4
Nov 15/15 (3 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
6
Score
10
-1
ATS
+1
43 o
O/U
43 u
42
Rush Yds
81
30
Pass Attempts
39
63.33
Completion %
56.41
174
Passing Yds
246
216
Total Yds
327
1
Turnovers
2
Sep 23/12 (4 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
16
Score
10
-7.5
ATS
+7.5
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
38
Rush Yds
75
39
Pass Attempts
28
64.10
Completion %
35.71
259
Passing Yds
91
297
Total Yds
166
3
Turnovers
2
Dec 17/11 (5 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
31
Score
15
-7
ATS
+7
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
160
Rush Yds
58
30
Pass Attempts
27
76.67
Completion %
62.96
239
Passing Yds
132
399
Total Yds
190
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 13/09 (6 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
34
Score
21
-5
ATS
+5
40 o
O/U
40 u
118
Rush Yds
174
27
Pass Attempts
42
59.26
Completion %
59.52
344
Passing Yds
276
462
Total Yds
450
0
Turnovers
0
Oct 26/08 (7 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
13
Score
9
-1.5
ATS
+1.5
40.5 o
O/U
40.5 u
70
Rush Yds
48
33
Pass Attempts
44
57.58
Completion %
63.64
102
Passing Yds
214
172
Total Yds
262
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 23/06 (8 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
38
Score
10
-12.5
ATS
+12.5
39 o
O/U
39 u
137
Rush Yds
101
29
Pass Attempts
20
75.86
Completion %
50.00
298
Passing Yds
110
435
Total Yds
211
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 26/03 (9 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
0
Score
16
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
37 o
O/U
37 u
60
Rush Yds
128
25
Pass Attempts
26
60.00
Completion %
50.00
118
Passing Yds
133
178
Total Yds
261
3
Turnovers
0
Sep 9/01 (10 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
6
Score
10
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
33.5 o
O/U
33.5 u
96
Rush Yds
71
19
Pass Attempts
35
47.37
Completion %
74.29
31
Passing Yds
192
127
Total Yds
263
3
Turnovers
2

Team Records

DAL
Record TB
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
DAL
Record TB
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
DAL
Record TB
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
DAL
Record TB
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:20pm Partly Cloudy
27ºC / 81ºF
85% Humidity
8% Precipitation
42% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
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Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Jan 3, 2021NYG19-23L-1.5/43.5L/U108199307125211336-1
Dec 27, 2020PHI37-17W+3/50.5W/O151362513151326477-2
Dec 20, 2020SF41-33W+3.5/45.5W/O87204291150308458-4
Dec 13, 2020CIN30-7W-3/44W/U101171272101208309-3
Dec 8, 2020BAL17-34L+8.5/45.5L/O1112773882941074010
Nov 26, 2020WAS16-41L-2.5/46L/O601872471821563381
Nov 22, 2020MIN31-28W+7/50W/O180196376125305430-1
Nov 8, 2020PIT19-24L+14/44W/U144220364463093552
Nov 1, 2020PHI9-23L+10/43.5L/U133132265119103222-2
Oct 25, 2020WAS3-25L-1/44.5L/U83591422081893971
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Feb 7, 2021KC31-9W+3/55.5W/U145195340107243350-2
Jan 24, 2021GB31-26W+3/53W/O76275351673143811
Jan 17, 2021NO30-20W+2.5/53W/U127189316104190294-4
Jan 9, 2021WAS31-23W-10/45L/O142365507862893750
Jan 3, 2021ATL44-27W-7/51W/O94391485127258385-1
Dec 26, 2020DET47-7W-12/55.5W/U11147758873113186-2
Dec 20, 2020ATL31-27W-6/49.5L/O51365416373323690
Dec 13, 2020MIN26-14W-7/52.5W/U107196303162173335-1
Nov 29, 2020KC24-27L+3.5/56W/U75342417874565431
Nov 23, 2020LAR24-27L-4/47.5L/O42209251373764130
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