Cowboys Vs. Buccaneers: Dallas Sends Tampa Bay To 8th Straight Defeat

Tampa Bay didn't quit and tried to rally in the second half, but they didn't have enough as the Cowboys dominated the Bucs 31-15.

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Buccaneers-Cowboys: Dallas Sends Tampa Bay to 8th Straight Defeat

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell behind by four touchdowns and never recovered as the Dallas Cowboys rolled to a 31-15 victory.

Dallas QB Tony Romo was sensation, throwing for three touchdowns and running in another. Meanwhile Josh Freeman was 17-for-27 for 148 yards and a touchdown.

Felix Jones rushed for 108 yards on 22 carries and Jason Witten carved up the Bucs’ secondary for 77 yards on 4 receptions.

Not much happened offensively for Tampa Bay as LeGarrette Blount was limited to 21 yards on 9 carries and the Bucs fell so far behind so quickly, they abandoned the running game. Mike Williams was shut out, no receptions.

The Bucs leading receiver was backup running back Kregg Lumpkin (50 yards on 5 carries).

The Bucs did get to Tony Romo twice as Adrian Clayborn added to his rookie campaign with a sack fumble.

Dallas outgained Tampa Bay 399 to 190.

Dallas improves to 8-6 and remains in the playoff chase. Tampa Bay falls to 4-10 with their 8th straight loss.

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Buccaneers-Cowboys: Tampa Bay trying to Claw Back Into it, down 31-15 after 3 Quarters

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers outscored the Dallas Cowboys 15-3 in the third quarter thanks to a defensive score and the first good drive of the game on offense.

Tampa Bay 2011 first round pick Adrian Clayborn forced a fumble by Dallas QB Tony Romo and it was picked up by Dekota Watson who took it in for 7 yard return for a touchdown.

After Dallas responded with a 12 play 68 yard drive that resulted in a 30 yard field goal by Dan Bailey, Freeman drove the Bucs 75 yards in 12 plays capping the drive with a 13 yard touchdown pass to Dezmon Briscoe. Freeman would convert a two-point conversion to Kellen Winslow to pull Tampa Bay within 16.

After 3 quarters of play, Dallas has outgained Tampa Bay 330 to 130. Freeman is now 9 of 13 for 88 yards and a touchdown.

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Buccaneers-Cowboys: Dallas Jumps On Bucs 14-0 After First Quarter

The script looks familiar for fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A turnover and a defense that can’t keep opponents out of the endzone has led to the Dallas Cowboys building a 14-0 advantage after one quarter of play

Tony Romo took advantage of a Josh Freeman fumble early in the quarter with an 8 yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin. Austin’s score was slightly controversial as it appeared that he didn’t have control of the football inside the goal-line. The play was reviewed but upheld as a touchdown.

After a 3-and-out by the Bucs’ offense, Romo drove the Cowboys 69 yards in 10 plays that saw Romo find Dez Bryant in the back of the end zone for another Dallas score.

Romo is 9 of 12 for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. Freeman has only attempted two passes thus far as he has been under siege by the Dallas pass rush.

Dallas has outgained Tampa Bay 138 to 54.

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