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Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tips - Cowboys to ruin Bucs' start to the season
- Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers tips for Friday's NFL opener
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the reigning Super Bowl champions
- Dallas Cowboys welcome back Dak Prescott for the season opener
- Who will come out on top at Raymond James Stadium?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin their Super Bowl defence (Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images )
Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tips
NFL returns to our screens when the Dallas Cowboys travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Super Bowl champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 season opener.
It may not be the perfect start to their defence with the Cowboys the value bet.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost their opening game in the last 2 years
- Dallas Cowboys have won 7 of the last 9 games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (including pre-season games)
Head to Head
Since the Buccaneers were introduced to the NFL as an expansion side in 1976, they have played the Dallas Cowboys a total of 19 times.
The Dallas Cowboys lead the head-to-head count with 15 wins to the Buccaneers four wins.
Their most recent regular season clash occurred in 2018 which saw the Cowboys win 27-20.
Dallas Cowboys Form
The Cowboys didn’t exactly have the best of pre-seasons, losing all four games to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What is more of a concern for Mike McCarthy is that they scored a total of 47 points throughout their four games. The highest score they managed was 16 during their loss to the Cardinals.
However, they didn’t have their star quarterback Dak Prescott during those games.
Dallas Cowboys Team News
Dak Prescott is set to return for their opening clash against the Buccaneers after recovering from an ankle fracture in week five of the 2020 season.
However, the Cowboys are expected to be without guard Zack Martin through COVID-19, although he is still a chance if he passes the NFL protocols.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Form
The reigning Super Bowl Champions didn’t have the best of lead ups to the opening night of the NFL season.
Bruce Arians’s men only managed one win from their three pre-season games, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tennessee Titans.
Their only win came against the Houston Texans defeating them 23-16.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team News
The Buccaneers are well placed for their opening game of the season on the injury front.
The Buccaneers are likely to be without safety Jordan Whitehead, who is battling a hamstring injury.
Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers FAQs
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The Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers starts at 10.20am AEST on Friday, September 10.
While the Buccaneers may be the Super Bowl champions, the Dallas Cowboys do like playing against the team from Florida. The Cowboys are value on the opening night.
Best Bet: Cowboys +8.5 Handicap $1.90 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Dallas Cowboys Moneyline $4.20 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit