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Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Sunday Night Football Week 1 Betting

Despite an 8-9 record, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.  Dallas looked like an improved team for most of the season.  However, last week’s 26-6 blowout loss at the Washington Commanders was a debacle.  That performance reminded everyone of the Dallas debacle against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2021 NFC Playoffs.  Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy faces a win-or-else scenario.  Recall that Dallas was sloppy in a terrible playoff loss in 2021.  Thus, the betting on NFL pressure will be over the top on him and QB Dak Prescott.  

Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Information

Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TV Coverage: ABC

Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds

Cowboys -2½ ( -115 ) 45½ ( -110 ) -145
Buccaneers +2½ ( -105 ) 45½ ( -110 ) +125
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Of course, Dallas remains the biggest brand on the top online sportsbook board.  No team in the NFL has a bigger following.  And last week’s debacle at Washington changes nothing in that regard.  But if there is one factor that can offset some of that Dallas popularity, it is Tom Brady.  Tampa Bay had no board appeal until Brady arrived.  Now the Bucs are a name brand in their own right.  Specifically, sharps will look at Tampa Bay as a quality home dog.  And that laying points with erratic Dallas is risky.

Dallas Cowboys Teetering On the Brink

Last game, the Dallas Cowboys lost 26-6 against the Washington Commanders as 7.5-point road favorites.  The game went under the Betting on football total of 41.  Dallas has a record of 12-5 straight up, 9-7-1 against the spread, and 8-8-1 over/under the total.  Dallas ranks 11th for total offense, 14th for passing, 9th for rushing, and 4th for scoring.  Defensively they rank 12th overall, 8th against the pass, 22nd against the rush, and 5th for points allowed.  Also, Dallas ranks 19th for fewest turnovers lost and 1st for takeaways.

Overall, Dak Prescott completed just 14 of his 37 passes for 128 yards.  Also, he threw another interception that was returned for a touchdown.  And the Cowboys laid an egg in their final regular-season game.

Despite playing their starters with coach Mike McCarthy pledging they were playing to win, the Cowboys limped into the playoffs.  Dak Prescott is on a career-long seven-game interception streak.  Prescott was wildly inaccurate.  In turn, the Dallas offense had just 169 total yards.

Tampa at Bay for Fork in the Road

Last game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 30-17 against the Atlanta Falcons as 6-point road dogs.  The game went over the total of 40.5.  Tampa Bay has a record of 8-9 straight up, 4-12-1 against the spread, and 6-11 over/under the NFL bets total.  Tampa Bay ranks 15th for total offense, 2nd for passing, 32nd for rushing, and 25th for scoring.  Defensively they rank 9th overall, 9th against the pass, 15th against the rush, and 13th for points allowed.  Also, Tampa Bay ranks 15th for fewest turnovers lost and 19th for takeaways.

Rookie Desmond Ridder’s first two career touchdown passes powered the Falcons to a win over the playoff-bound Bucs.  Following Tom Brady adding to his imposing list of records.  Buccaneers’ coach Todd Bowles used backup Blaine Gabbert behind Brady.  And then second-year quarterback Kyle Trask made his NFL debut in the fourth quarter.

Brady began the day needing nine completions to top his 2021 single-season record of 485.  Subsequently, he set the mark on a 5-yard pass to Russell Gage.  Gage is the former Falcons receiver.  Brady already holds many NFL career passing records.  Including for yards, completions, and touchdowns.  In sum, Brady completed 13 of 17 passes for 84 yards with a touchdown, giving him 490 completions for the season.

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In this situation, Brady has the better NFL Betting odds track record in the postseason.  

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