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Cowboys Vs. Buccaneers: Tampa Bay Tries To Break Losing Streak At Home Against Stumbling Dallas

In their final home game of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing for pride against the stumbling Dallas Cowboys in a primetime Saturday night special.

The Dallas Cowboys, coming off two straight last second missed field goal losses, come stumbling into Raymond James Stadium in Week 15 looking to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are beyond the stumbling stage, however, as their season continued to spiral last week in Jacksonville in a seven turnover 41-14 loss that extended their losing streak to seven games.

Fighting for their playoff lives, Dallas has lost two games in a row in the most excruciating fashion - losing to Arizona when their own coach iced their kicker, and losing to the Giants after a blown fourth quarter lead and last second missed field goal. The Buccaneers are simply playing for pride at this point. Last week, Josh Freeman returned from a shoulder injury and the Bucs jumped out to a 14-0 lead. But seven turnovers led to 41 unanswered Jacksonville points, highlighted by four Maurice Jones-Drew touchdowns.

The game is scheduled for a Saturday night primetime broadcast on NFL Network, as the college football season closes and cedes the Saturday stage to the NFL. The Saturday night game will be Tampa's final home game of the 2011 season. Could it be the last time we see Raheem Morris pace the sidelines for the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium?

For more news, discussion, and analysis on the Buccaneers, visit SB Nation's Buccaneers blog, Bucs Nation. For more on the Cowboys, please visit SB Nation Dallas and Blogging the Boys, SB Nation's Cowboys blog. 

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