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.