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NFL Odds Week 3: Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are underdogs this week against the Dallas Cowboys.

Sep 16, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws a pass during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 16, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws a pass during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are anywhere from 7- to 9-point underdogs to the Dallas Cowboys, according to various oddsmakers on OddsShark.com.

Tampa Bay opened as a 9-point underdog, and three oddsmakers still have the spread as such. Seven services list the Buccaneers as an 8-point underdog, and two have them facing a 7-point spread.

The Buccaneers (1-1) are coming off a Week 2 loss to the New York Giants, 41-34. Tampa Bay led at halftime, 24-13, but a 25-point explosion from the Giants in the fourth quarter gave New York the win. Quarterback Eli Manning made work of the Buccaneers' defense, throwing for 510 yards and three touchdowns after a shaky start that featured him throwing three interceptions.

The Cowboys (1-1) are also coming off a Week 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-7. Dallas was dominated in nearly every facet of the game against Seattle and will be looking to rebound this week against Tampa Bay.

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