The Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced off against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, losing 16-10. The score makes the game sound close, but it wasn’t. The Bucs defense were the stars of the show once again, sacking Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo four times. The defense put the offense in great situations several times but the offense only took advantage of it five minutes into the game when they scored their only touchdown.
The Bucs did the same plays over and over which the Dallas defense figured out very quickly. To me, it seemed that the problem was the running game. They could not get anywhere. Then they only allowed quarterback Josh Freeman to throw a handful of times and those were no go either. He only completed 10 passes for 110 yards.
The Bucs finally started to play with less than two minutes in the game. As a fan, I found this game VERY frustrating. I think they needed to abandon the run earlier and let Freeman throw. The problem with that, was the receivers were usually covered and when he did pass, it was incomplete.
On top of a frustrating game, the Bucs lost defensive end, Adrian Clayborn with a knee injury. He will be out the rest of the season. One plus in the game, is that the D did listen to coach Greg Schiano. They put pressure on Romo the entire game. They need to continue to do that this week when they face the Redskins and RG3 at Raymond James with a HUGE improvement in the offense.