Buccaneers vs Cowboys Week Three Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-1) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (1-1)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS COWBOYS
SERIES LEADER   10-3
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Schiano: 0-0 Garrett: 1-0                         
LAST WEEK L 41-34 at Giants L 27-7 at Seahawks
LAST GAME 12/17/11: Cowboys 31 at Buccaneers 15. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws 3 1st-half TD passes & rushes for another as Cowboys take 28-0 halftime lead en route to road win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/26/08: Cowboys 13, Buccaneers 9. Dallas WR Roy Williams catches 2-yard pass from QB Brad Johnson for game’s only TD in Cowboys victory.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (TB), 93 (Dal.). XM: 226 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING Freeman: 31-52-381-3-2-85.5 Romo: 45-69-558-4 (T3L)-2-97.4
RUSHING Martin (R): 44-161-3.7-1 Murray: 32-175-5.5-0
RECEIVING Jackson: 9-175-19.4-1 Ogletree: 9-140-15.6-2 (T3L)
OFFENSE 282.5 364.5
TAKE/GIVE +3 (3C) -2
DEFENSE 452.5 292.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Spencer, Ware: 2
INTs 5 tied: 1
PUNTING Koenen: 43.8 C. Jones: 48.1
KICKING Barth: 20 (5/5 PAT; 5/5 FG) Bailey: 7 (4/4 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: Since 2010, QB JOSH FREEMAN is 1 of 3 QBs with 7,000+ pass (7,424) & 600+ rush (615) yards (AARON RODGERS & MICHAEL VICK). When Freeman has 95+ rating, Bucs are 10-4 (.714)…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN had 1st career rush TD last week. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 161 rush yards…WR VINCENT JACKSON had 5 catches for 128 yards (25.6 avg.) & TD last week. Since 2008, Jackson avg. 18.1 yards per catch (210 rec., 3,794 yards), best in NFL (min. 200 catches). Had 7 catches for 120 yards in last game vs. Dal. (12/13/09 with SD). WR MIKE WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with TD. Had 41-yard TD catch last week. TE DALLAS CLARK had TD catch in last game vs. Dal. (11/19/06 with Ind.)…Buccaneers are tied for NFL lead with 5 INTs. Club had 3 INTs last week: CB ERIC WRIGHT (60-yard TD), CB BRANDON MC DONALD (40 yards) & LB MASON FOSTER. Team ranks 2nd in NFC in rush defense (52.0 yards per game). DB RONDE BARBER is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (44). DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN had sack & FF in last meeting…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO is 3-0 vs. TB & has completed 61 of 86 (70.9 pct.) for 908 yards with 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 144.8 rating. Aims for 4th in row vs. TB with 3+ TDs & 130+ rating. Incl. playoffs, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), team is 35-8 (.814)…RB

DE MARCO MURRAY has 4 130-yard rush games in career & team is 4-0 in those contests…With 4 catches last week, TE JASON WITTEN became 3rd TE in NFL history with 700+ receptions (702). Since 2007, has 450 catches, most by NFL TE. Aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with 70+ yards. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch in 5 of past 6. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. Has TD in each of past 2 vs. TB. WR KEVIN OGLETREE ties for 4th in NFC with 5 catches on 3rd down. WR DEZ BRYANT had TD catch in last meeting…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 27.5 sacks in past 21. Since 2006, has 93.5 sacks, most in NFL. LB ANTHONY SPENCER had 2 sacks last week. Had FF in last meeting vs. TB.


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