Dallas fails against Tampa Bay
The Cowboys scored on their first possession but failed to score a run in the next 10 as they lost their season opener 19-3 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott injured his right hand late in the fourth quarter.
Prescott leaves with injury
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott left the game with an apparent right hand injury with less than six minutes remaining. Cooper Rush replaced him as Dallas tried to take a 19-3 lead over the Bucs.
Wilson abducts Tom Brady
The Dallas Cowboys still have life against the Bucs after Donovan Wilson intercepted Tom Brady near midfield with 12:01 remaining.
Cowboys trail enters fourth quarter
Dallas will start the quarter with the ball at the Tampa 45 on second down. Cowboys fans booed the offense after an errant pass from Dak Prescott late in the third quarter. Offensive tackle Terence Steele committed three penalties on the disc, including two false start calls.
The Bucs take the lead
The Buccaneers finally entered the end zone late in the third quarter. Tom Brady connected with Mike Evans for a 5-yard touchdown pass to advance Tampa Bay 19-3 with 3:23 left in the third quarter. Bucs kicker Ryan Succop had connected on four baskets in the first to give them a 12-3 halftime lead.
Godwin, Smith excluded
Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring injury and was ruled out for the rest of the game in the third quarter. He had three receptions for 35 yards in his first game after tearing up his ACL and MCL in December.
Tampa Bay left tackle Donovan Smith was also ruled out with an elbow injury.
Starting guard Connor McGovern was ruled out for the remainder of the game early in the third quarter. McGovern injured his ankle on the Cowboys’ first possession.
Tampa Bay lead at halftime
The Bucs hold a 12-3 lead over the Cowboys at halftime of Sunday night’s game. Tom Brady led the Bucs to scores on four of their first five possessions. The other resulted in a missed field goal.
Brady was 11 of 16 for 160 yards while Dak Prescott struggled mightily. Prescott threw an interception and was just 6 of 16 for 53 yards in the first half.
The Cowboys had just 94 total yards in the first half on five first downs, while the Bucs had 219 total yards on 10 first downs.
The Bucs add the lead before halftime
A 48-yard completion to Julio Jones created another scoring opportunity for the Bucs. The Cowboys forced another field goal attempt after completion.
Ryan Succop hit his fourth pitch of the game to give Tampa Bay a 12-3 lead with just 14 seconds left before halftime.
Prescott’s interception costs Dallas
The Cowboys couldn’t capitalize on Tampa Bay’s missed field goal as Dak Prescott was picked by Antoine Winfield. Winfield returned it to the Dallas 23.
Tampa was forced to settle for another field goal attempt as Micah Parsons sacked Tom Brady for the second time on third base. Ryan Succop scored a 29-yard field goal to make it 9-3 with 3:25 left before halftime.
Parsons gets his first sack of the year
In what could be the first of many, Micah Parsons came through with his timely first sack of the year. Tampa Bay was driving for a potential touchdown when Parsons sacked Tom Brady for a 10-yard loss on third down.
Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith was injured on the play.
Ryan Succop missed the field goal attempt from 36 yards after Parsons’ big play.
First quarter ends, Bucs lead 6-3
Dallas will have the ball to start the second quarter. Third to their 6.
The Bucs take the lead
The Buccaneers found more success in their second practice as Tom Brady led them to another score. Ryan Succop netted a 38-yard field goal to give Tampa Bay a 6-3 lead with 1:06 left in the first quarter.
McGovern doubtful to return
Starting guard Connor McGovern injured his ankle during the Cowboys’ first practice. His return is questionable.
Tampa steps on set
The Buccaneers responded to the Cowboys field goal with one of their own as Ryan Succop hit for 41 yards with 5:05 left in the first quarter. Tom Brady connected on two passes for 44 yards to set the score.
Cowboys Strike First
The Dallas Cowboys marched onto the field in the first practice of the game and got on the scoreboard first. Brent Maher had a 51-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead with 9:02 left in the first quarter.
Starting guard Connor McGovern had to leave the game with an ankle injury in the Dallas Cowboys’ first practice against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Matt Farniok replaced him.
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This story was originally published September 11, 2022 7:06 p.m.