The 2021 NFL is set to kick off on Thursday night when the defending Super Bowl winner Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. The 2020-2021 season has been great for the Buccaneers and they will start this NFL season with a hope to win their third Super Bowl.
7 time Super Bowl winner Tampa’s star quarterback will look for his next back to back Superbowl win. Previously he did it for the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004.
On the other hand, the 2021 kickoff game is significant for the Cowboys too as they have not reached the super bowl since 1995 and the playoffs since 2018. Despite having some star players Cowboys are yet to make the difference in NFL
Buccaneers vs Cowboys Start Time
Kickoff: 8:20 PM ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium , Tampa, Florida
TV Channel: NBC, Peacock
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How to Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys Live?
The NFL week 1 game between Buccaneers vs Cowboys live will be available on NBC TV. Viewers can watch it on cable TV or online. For the online stream you can visit to the NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app.
However, you can also watch on NBC’s premium TV streaming service Peacock. Apart from this all the major TV streaming providers such as fubotTV, AT&T TV, Hulu etc., will also telecast the Thursday night football online.
Nevertheless, not all the providers offer NBC in their service list. Hence, make sure you check the service list before signing up with a TV streaming service.
If your cable TV provider doesn’t have NBC you may buy an indoor antenna and watch NFL week 1 game.
But, if you want to watch without cable you can go for the Peacock for $5/month.
Buccaneers vs Cowboys Prediction
Buccaneers will dominate the game with the powerful QB Tom Brady. Besides, their offense looks sharp and good enough to break the Cowboy’s defense. So, we are firm that the Bucs will take the lead by halftime with their running and passing skills. Tampa Bay joins the tournament with NFC’s strong favorite.
On the other hand, Cowboy’s might have a limited chance. Hence, we predict a win for the Bucs. The final score could be Buccaneers 34, Cowboys 24.
Cowboys vs Buccaneers Odds and Picks
- Money line: Cowboys +320 (bet $100 to win $320) | Buccaneers -420 (bet $420 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cowboys +8.5 (-110) | Buccaneers -8.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 51.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Odds via Tipico Sportsbook. We don’t promote any kind of Gambling. Therefore, all decisions are up to you.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys Starting Lineup
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QB – Tom Brady | RB – Leonard Fournette | WR – Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown | TE – Rob Gronkowski | OL – Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet, Ryan Jensen, Alex Cappa, Tristian Wirfs
DL – Ndamukong Suh, Vita Vea, William Gholston | LB – Jason Pierre-Paul, Devin White, Lavonte David, Shaquil Barrett | CB – Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Jamel Dean | S – Chris Cooper, Antoine Winfield Jr. | K – Ryan Succop | P – Bradley Pinion
QB – Dak Prescott | RB – Ezekiel Elliott | WR – Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup | TE – Blake Jarwin | OL – Tyron Smith, Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz, Connor McGovern, La’el Collins
DL – DeMarcus Lawrence, Osa Odighizuwa, Carlos Watkins, Randy Gregory | LB – Leighton Vander Esch, Keanu Neal, Micah Parsons | CB – Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, Jourdan Lewis | S – Damontae Kazee, Donovan Wilson | K – Greg Zuerlein | P – Bryan Anger
Cowboys vs Buccaneers Injury Report
Tampa Bay doesn’t have any major injury report except Jordan Whitehead who has a hamstring injury. However, Chris Cooper will fill in his position. Although Antonio Brown, Jason Pierre-Paul and Chris Godwin don’t have any injuries, they will take a break from the opening game.
On the other hand, the Dallas Cowboys will not get RG Zack Martin and Brandon Knight as they are on the Covid-19 list.