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NFL Capsule: Buccaneers at Cowboys
By The Associated Press
(AP) -- TAMPA BAY (1-1) At DALLAS (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - Dallas by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 1-0-1; Dallas 1-1
SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 12-3.
PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 21; Cowboys No. 14
LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Buccaneers 31-15, Dec. 17, 2011
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys have won last four games in series, after Buccaneers had won previous three. Before that, Dallas won first eight meetings from 1977-90, including playoff games in 1981 and 1982 seasons. ... Dallas won only one of its last five games at end of 2011 season. That was Saturday night game in Tampa Bay. ... Last time Cowboys hosted Tampa Bay for home opener was 2001. Bucs won 10-6, their only road win against Cowboys. ... Week after matching franchise record by allowing 10 yards rushing in season opener to beat Carolina, Tampa Bay's defense allowed record 604 total yards, including 510 passing by Eli Manning in New York Giants' comeback victory. ... New Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson had seven catches for 120 yards at Dallas while playing for San Diego on Dec. 13, 2009. ... Bucs have overcome double-digit deficits to win nine times since 2008, matching Denver for most in that period. Before that, Tampa Bay had gone nearly a decade without such a win. ... QB Josh Freeman has made 42 starts, and his 9,279 yards passing are sixth in Bucs history, 160 yards behind Steve DeBerg for No. 5 on list. ... After playing first two games on road, on opposite ends of country, Cowboys play next two at home. They have a two-game losing streak at Cowboys Stadium, and are 13-11 there since stadium opened in 2009. ... Dallas is going for its 450th regular-season win. That mark has been reached by 12 other NFL teams. ... QB Tony Romo's 153 touchdowns passing are tied with Roger Staubach for third-most in Cowboys history. Next on list is Danny White's 155. Troy Aikman tops list with 165.
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Updated September 20, 2012