The 2021 NFL season officially kicks off with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and reigning Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
These teams haven’t played a regular season game against each other since 2018 and both teams look considerably different now-a-days, but the Cowboys do lead the all-time series between the two, 13-4.
However, Dallas’ two-game win streak over Tampa Bay could come to an end, with the NFC East team having more than a few continuity issues through the preseason — Dak Prescott missed most of training camp rehabbing his shoulder, and the starting offensive line got a total of three series together due to absences from injury and COVID designations. Plus, the Buccaneers have Tom Brady, and hate him as you may — and trust me, I do —, he’s still able to run an effective offense and pull some tricks out of his sleeve as needed.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Game time: 8:20 PM EST
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Raymond James Stadium | Tampa Bay, FL
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
Radio: Westwood One | SIRIUS: 81 (Dal.), 211 (TB) | XM: 226 (Dal.), 225 (TB) | SXM App: 808 (Dal.), 829 (TB)
Dallas Cowboys: +8, +290
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -8, -380
BLG pick: Bucs -8
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