2022 Video Game Sneak Peek: Cowboys-Buccaneers, Wild Card Week

January 12, 2023


Evening climate: Partially over cast, high of 64, reduced of 44, 5% possibility of rainfall, 67% moisture, winds out of the ENE at 3 miles per hour.


Head umpire: Craig Wrolstad (20th period, nine as umpire)


· Fave: Rovers (-3.0 )

SPECIFIC STAT LEADERS (2022 normal period)

Information Scored: K Ryan Succop, 117

Touchdowns: WR Mike Evans/RB Leonard Fournette, 6

Passing Backyards: QB Tom Brady, 4,694

Passer Ranking: QB Tom Brady, 90.7

Hurrying Backyards: RB Leonard Fournette, 668

Receptions: WR Chris Godwin, 104

Getting Backyards: WR Mike Evans, 1,124

Interceptions: CB Jamel Dean/Mike Edwards/Sean Murphy-Bunting, 2

Deals With: ILB Devin White, 124

Information Scored: K Brett Maher, 137

Touchdowns: RB Ezekiel Elliott/RB Tony Pollard, 12

Passer Ranking: QB Dak Prescott, 91.1

Hurrying Backyards: RB Tony Pollard, 1,007

Receptions: WR CeeDee Lamb, 107

Getting Backyards: WR CeeDee Lamb, 1,359

Interceptions: CB DaRon Bland, 5

Sacks: Pound Micah Parsons, 13.5

Deals With: S Donovan Wilson, 99

GROUP STAT POSITIONS (2022 normal period)

Rating Infraction: 26th (18.4 ppg)

Overall Infraction: 14th (346.7 ypg)

Passing Infraction: second (269.8 ypg)

Hurrying Infraction: 32nd (76.9 ypg)

Initial Downs Per Video game: t-13th (20.4 )

Third-Down Pct.: 21st (37.4%)

Sacks Per Pass Effort Allowed: 1st (2.93%)

Red Area TD Pct.: 22nd (52.0%)

Rating Protection: 13th (21.1 ppg)

Overall Protection: t-10th (324.3 ypg)

Passing Protection: 10th (203.6 ypg)

Hurrying Protection: 15th (120.7 ypg)

Initial Downs Allowed Per Video game: t-6th (18.5 )

Third-Down Pct. Permitted: sixth (36.9%)

Sacks Per Pass Effort: 12th (7.89%)

Red Area TD Pct. Permitted: 26th (62.5%)

Turn over Margin: t-20th (-2 )

Rating Infraction: third (27.5 ppg)

Overall Infraction: 10th (354.9 ypg)

Passing Infraction: 14th (219.8 ypg)

Hurrying Infraction: 8th (135.2 ypg)

Initial Downs Per Video game: t-11th (20.4 )

Third-Down Pct.: 5th (45.5%)

Sacks Per Pass Effort Allowed: 5th (4.86%)

Red Area TD Pct.: 1st (71.4%)

Rating Protection: sixth (20.1 ppg)

Overall Protection: 13th (330.2 ypg)

Passing Protection: 8th (200.9 ypg)

Hurrying Protection: 22nd (129.3 ypg)

Initial Downs Allowed Per Video Game: 15th (19.2 )

Third-Down Pct. Permitted: 9th (37.7%)

Sacks Per Pass Effort: second (9.82%)

Red Area TD Pct. Permitted: t-9th (52.0%)

Turn Over Margin: second (+10 )


· Since he left the video game prior to halftime in Week 18, pass receiver Chris Godwin dropped simply except establishing the Buccaneers’ single-season document for functions. Regardless of playing just 26 of a feasible 55 breaks, Godwin still captured 6 passes to normal period at 104, the second-highest total amount in group background behind Keyshawn Johnson’s 106 in 2001. Nonetheless, Godwin will certainly currently obtain a possibility to leading Johnson’s group document for a lot of catches in a period, playoffs consisted of. Johnson completed at 109 because 2001 project, so Godwin would certainly cover that with 6 even more on Monday versus the Cowboys.

· Running back Leonard Fournette has actually racked up 6 goals in simply 5 championship game with the Buccaneers. That places him simply one behind the franchise business’s occupation mark for postseason goal, as Ring of Honor participant Mike Alstott completed with 7. So another obtains Fournette right into a connection with Alstott and also 2 would certainly provide him the document.

· Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting is among 4 gamers that share the Buccaneers’ document for a lot of postseason interceptions, with 3. Another would certainly break that connection with Donnie Abraham, Dexter Jackson and also Dwight Smith and also provide him single belongings of starting point.

· Security Antoine Winfield has 2 occupation required fumbles in the postseason. That’s one reluctant of Simeon Rice’s group document of 3.

· Pass receiver Mike Evans and also Fournette ranking initially and also second in Bucs background in postseason functions, with 28 and also 27 specifically. Certainly, that implies either one might be in the lead by the end of Monday’s video game.

· Rob Gronkowski has the Buccaneers’ document for a lot of postseason obtaining lawns by a limited end, with 226. Nonetheless, Cameron Brate goes to 213 in his occupation and also would just require 14 even more to presume starting point on the listing.


· Offensive Organizer Byron Leftwich on the Cowboys’ protection: “It coincides point you saw initially, right? You recognized they would certainly have people obtaining after the quarterback. You simply reduced the tape on and also ’11’ (Micah Parsons) appears anywhere– he’s a heck of a football gamer. The electric motor that he has– he’s an excellent football gamer, actually among the wonderful football gamers in this organization. We’ll have that obstacle. However it’s not simply him– they have a great deal of people with their hand in the ground that recognize what they’re doing and also [are] extremely qualified and also actually efficient what they do. We have actually reached get ready for that, that’s what we’re doing, that’s what we’ll do this week to obtain ourselves all set for this great football group. Individuals can claim what they desire yet this is a 12-win football group. We have actually just obtained 8 of them so we consider anyone over us as an excellent football group, so we’ll prepare in this way.”

· Pass Video Game Organizer Larry Foote on exactly how championship game are various from the normal period: “t’s unique. You listen to in this organization exactly how various it is from university– the rate. You enter the playoffs and also it gets back at much faster. Initial downs seem like factors and also everyone’s standing. All our desires are right there, and also you just obtain 60 mins. However it’s an unique time and also I more than happy for the young people that reach experience it, yet you can not discuss it, you have actually simply reached experience it and also comprehend exactly how unique it is.”

· Inside linebacker Lavonte David on if there is a recognizable distinction when a lot of the protection is healthy and balanced: “Yeah, certainly. Individuals that you have actually been with the work with, people that you recognize, people that you have actually been connecting with throughout the period– things like that. It is difficult due to the fact that injuries belong of the video game, yet simply having a rotating door of various people you’re collaborating with and also attempting to comprehend that you’re collaborating with and also exactly how they play the video game– things like that. I think this is possibly the very first time because the very first number of weeks where we have actually all gotten on the area with each various other. As well as you saw what was taking place when everyone was with each other– we were dipping into a high degree. Currently we have a possibility to obtain everyone back so ideally we can grab where we ended. It’s most definitely great to have those people back and also we’re most definitely thrilled.”

· Pass receiver Mike Evans on exactly how the Bucs and also Cowboys are various because Week One: “We’re mosting likely to go to near complete toughness and also they’re mosting likely to be close to complete toughness. They have actually had a far better period than us, up until now, yet that’s the normal period– it mores than. Currently we start 0-0. It’s mosting likely to be comparable. I wish it coincides result, yet anything can occur in the playoffs.”

· Foote on the group overcoming injuries throughout the period: “Well, it launches leading in the company. When obtain those rings, everyone contributed in it. You have actually reached have deepness, you have actually reached discover freelances, you have actually reached obtain people in university in late rounds due to the fact that you’re mosting likely to require everyone. Up until you experience it, you comprehend it’s not simply ‘coach-talk.’ We require everyone in the structure and also they’re mosting likely to contribute at time in the period and also the even more deepness [you have], the opportunities of winning rises.”

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