EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directs his players in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants on September 16, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys: Tampa Bay Falls To Dallas, 16-10

The Bucs came up just short against the Cowboys, losing 16-10.

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Buccaneers Go After The Ball Late Again Vs. Cowboys

Greg Schiano was at it again in Week 3.

When the Dallas Cowboys entered the "victory" formation, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line went after quarterback Tony Romo, attempting to cause a fumble before the quarterback could kneel down and kill the clock.

Once again, the tactic didn't work for the Buccaneers, as Romo and the Cowboys held onto the ball and went on to win the game.

The main difference between Week 3's aggressive behavior and Week 2's is the reaction. Schiano said earlier in the week that he would not hesitate to repeat his decision, and consequently, the Cowboys were ready for it.

There was one other difference, though:

This time, Schiano took things a step further. He called timeouts after Cowboys QB Tony Romo knelt twice. On third down, with seven seconds left, the Bucs were called for offsides and the game ended without incident.

"That was right up there with one of the most physically tough games I've been a part of," Romo said.

Right or wrong, Schiano isn't breaking any written NFL rules, and is being consistent with his decision.

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Adrian Clayborn's Season Is Over After Injury, Buccaneers Confirm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano confirmed Monday that defensive end Adrian Clayborn will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with a knee injury.

Clayborn suffered the injury during Sunday's loss against the Dallas Cowboys, on a play when Gerald McCoy sacked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

A 2011 first round pick by the Buccaneers, Clayborn has yet to miss a game in his professional career. That streak, unfortunately, will come to an end this Sunday, when the Buccaneers host the Washington Redskins.

As a result of Clayborn's injury, the Buccaneers could change their defensive scheme, using three down linemen defensively instead of four.

The exact nature of injury Clayborn suffered wasn't specified, as Schiano said it was "one of those three-letter deals." As the folks over at Bucs Nation point out, an ACL tear would require a lengthy rehab, and would be far more detrimental to Clayborn's development compared to an MCL or PCL injury.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys Inactives: Keith Tandy Out For Tampa Bay

The list of NFL inactives are pouring in from around the league, and the Cowboys will be without a couple of key contributors on the defensive side of the ball for their matchup against the Buccaneers. Jay Ratliff, Gerald Sensabaugh, and Kenyon Coleman will all be out for Dallas. All three are typically starters in Rob Ryan's defense, which is coming off a rough week and a 27-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The complete list of Cowboys inactives:

The Buccaneers won't be missing any major contributors, but rookie Keith Tandy is inactive for the first time this season. The complete list of Bucs inactives:

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Buccaneers vs. Cowboys 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will need to tighten things up on defense as they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys this Sunday.

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Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report: Tampa Bay CB Anthony Gaitor Out

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys released their updated injury reports on Friday. The Bucs will be without only one player; cornerback Anthony Gaitor is listed as out for Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Cornerback E.J. Biggers, offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood, linebacker Quincy Black and cornerback Eric Wright are all listed as probable. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn is also listed as probable, though his status is not injury-related.

Related: Greg Schiano Is A Bully, Hated By NFL Scouts

Dallas' injury report is quite a bit longer. Linebacker Alex Albright, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, offensive lineman Phil Costa, safety Matt Johnson and Jay Ratliff are all out for Sunday's game. Safety Gerald Sensabaugh is doubtful, while defensive end Marcus Spears is questionable.

Wide receiver Miles Austin, safety Barry Church, wide receiver Andre Holmes, cornerback Mike Jenkins, linebacker Sean Lee, linebacker DeMarcus Ware, linebacker Kyle Wilber and tight end Jason Witten are all probable.

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Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report: Three Miss Thursday's Practice For Tampa Bay

Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers missed practice Thursday leading up to the Buccaneers' Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

Linebacker Quincy Black, defensive end Adrian Clayborn and wide receiver Sammie Stroughter all missed practice Thursday. Black continues to recovering from a back injury. Stroughter is dealing with a foot injury.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Clayborn missed practice due to an undisclosed family issue.

Both Black and Clayborn are listed as starters on the Buccaneers' depth chart. Linebacker Dekoda Watson is listed at second behind Black, and George Johnson is Clayborn's backup. Both Watson and Johnson participated fully in Thursday's practice.

The Cowboys' injury report was much more robust. Several did not practice Thursday: safety Matt Johnson, defensive tackle Kenyon Coleman, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker Alex Albright, safety Gerald Sensabaugh, defensive tackle Marcus Spears and center Phil Costa.

The Buccaneers and Dallas kick off Sunday at Cowboys Stadium at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on Fox.

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Bucs Legend Warren Sapp Talks About Current Pass Rush

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp was not pleased with the team's strategy up front against the New York Giants' offense last week. The Bucs tried some stunts and other tricks that failed to register a sack, and Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw for over 500 yards:

You can't put me in that double bind and tell me we're playing run when he's in the gun. I'm going to pin these ears back and I'm gone. You figure this out after 51 passes and 510 yards, I'm going to figure it out while it's going on. I'll be damned, he's not running the ball. I saw two runs out of the shotgun. I want your quarterback.

Related: Daily Bucs Links 9/20/12 - Freeman to Jackson is the new black

Sapp, who is in Tampa for a book signing, spent some time watching film with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Monday.

The Bucs face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3.

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Vincent Jackson, Josh Freeman Connection Working Out So Far

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is playing better than he did last season, and one reason for that might be wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Freeman has done a nice job throwing down the field so far and has had plenty of support from Jackson, who is tied for the NFL lead with six receptions on passes that traveled at least 15 yards.

Related: Daily Bucs Links 9/20/12 - Freeman to Jackson is the new black

Freeman is 8-14 on passes of 15 yards or more. He's thrown for 381 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions through two games. Jackson has 175 yards receiving and has scored one touchdown.

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NFL Picks And Predictions Week 3: Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one good fourth quarter against the New York Giants away from a 2-0 start, but instead their collapse on Sunday has them with an even record this season. They will look to atone for last week's mistakes against another NFC East opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, on Sunday.

Despite the impressive start for Tampa Bay, experts are still pessimistic. At CBSSports.com, Mike Freeman is the only one of the eight experts to take the Buccaneers on the road.

Of the four experts who have picked at ESPN.com, no one has backed the Buccaneers.

And the Yahoo! Users are no different, as they too have picked Dallas for Sunday.

While support has been for Dallas, the Cowboys have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL over the past few seasons, and an upset cannot be ruled out.

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Opinions Vary On Greg Schiano's Gaffe Vs. Giants

In the closing seconds of the Buccaneers-Giants game last Sunday, coach Greg Schiano instructed his defenders to go after Eli Manning during a final kneel-down play.

The play has been much-scrutinized and analyzed, and expert opinions vary.

Yahoo's Dan Wetzel supports the bold move:

"Greg Schiano was hired to change the entire culture of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and if he's going to fail at that, it won't be from nicely backing down from anyone, at any time."

New York writers, like ESPN's Dan Graziano, were not so impressed. For Graziano, the move shows "a lack of respect.

"It's sore-losership. You've been beaten, fair and square, in the part of the game in which both teams were competing honestly. To try to win it cheaply with a sneaky play after the opposing team (and any other opposing team you've ever faced or ever will face) justifiably believes it to have been decided is dishonest and dishonorable."

The decision has divided fans, analysts, and coaches. Where do you stand?

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NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: 49ers Dominate, Cardinals Soar, Jaguars Stink (via sbnation)


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Demar Dotson Replaces Jeremy Trueblood As Bucs Starting Tackle

While it was the defense that came under the microscope following Tampa Bay's Week 2 loss to the New York Giants, the offense held up thanks to a strong performance by the offensive line. In that game, Demar Dotson was starting at tackle for Jeremy Trueblood.

Now that move appears permanent, as the latest Tampa Bay depth chart says that Trueblood, who is rated as one of the league's worst pass blockers, is out and Dotson is the new starter.

For Dotson, it's a move that seemed inconceivable four years ago.

What makes all of this extra remarkable is the following fact: Demar Dotson didn't play a single snap at offensive tackle until he got to the NFL, and only played one year of college football -- at defensive tackle. The Bucs have spent the past four years developing and grooming Dotson to be a starting tackle, because he had a lot of potential -- but it took him a long time to learn the intricacies of the game.

Dotson's next chance to impress will be against another strong defensive front as the Buccaneers play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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