It’s here. At long last, the NFL season has returned. All the waiting, the fretting, the wondering, everything that goes with the offseason is in the past. The real deal has arrived.
The Dallas Cowboys face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first game of the 2021 NFL season. It’s a tough assignment for the ‘Boys as the Bucs are the defending champs.
Dak Prescott returns to action for the first time since Week 5 of the 2020 season when the gruesome ankle injury took him out. He’s healthy, he’s paid, and now he gets to show what he can do. Unfortunately he won’t have Zack Martin to help protect him, and that also hurts the Cowboys' ability to run the ball with Ezekiel Elliot. But they still have the Three Amigos at wide receiver.
On defense, nobody really knows how much the Cowboys have improved, if any. Micah Parsons is the big addition along with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Will they be enough to turn things around on that side of the ball?
It all gets started tonight.
What You Need To Know
Important links: Cowboys depth chart | Roster
Date: September 9th, 2021
Game time: 8:20 PM EST
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL
TV channel: NBC
Coverage Map: 506 Sports
Radio: 105.3 The Fan | Full listings |
Streaming: Fubo | NFL.com GamePass (Audio)| Peacock
Cowboys record: (0-0)
Bucs record: (0-0)
Prediction: Cowboys 27 - Buccaneers 31
Enemy blog: Bucs Nation
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