Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Dallas Cowboys 30
Sunday 9 January 1983 at Texas Stadium
DAL 5:08-1Q Septien FG33
DAL 2:14-1Q Septien FG33
TB 9:59-2Q Green 60 fumble return (Capece kick)
TB 4:14-2Q Capece FG32
DAL 0:33-2Q Springs 6 pass from White (Septien kick)
DAL 6:49-3Q Septien FG19
TB 1:16-3Q Jones 49 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
DAL 13:21-4Q Hunter 19 interception return (Septien kick)
DAL 3:33-4Q Newsome 10 pass from White (Septien kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 14-93, Carver 7-12.
COWBOYS: Dorsett 26-110, Donley 1-25, Springs 7-24, Newhouse 5-15, Pearson 1-4, DuPree 1-1, White 1-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 28-8-113-3-1.
COWBOYS: White 45-27-312-2-2.
RECEIVING
BUCS: House 4-52, Wilder 2-5, Jones 1-49, Giles 1-7.
COWBOYS: Pearson 7-95, Johnson 4-76, Hill 4-45, Cosbie 3-32, Springs 3-16, Newsome 2-14, Dorsett 2-14, Newhouse 1-11, DuPree 1-9.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Cotney 1-50, Holt 1-0.
COWBOYS: Hunter 1-19, Clinkscale 1-11, Thurman 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Owens 5-110.
OPPONENTS: Fellows 4-71.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: T.Bell 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Fellows 5-57.
SACKS
BUCS: Logan 1.5-14.5, Brantley 1-6, Selmon 1-6, Green 1-6, Cannon 0.5-2.5.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Despite being outgained 456-218 in total yardage, the Bucs somehow had a 17-16 lead entering the fourth quarter in Texas Stadium. But then a pair of penalties pinned the Bucs deep in their own territory and Monty Hunter' interception return for a score put Dallas ahead to stay.

The Cowboys ran almost double the number of plays in the game against a weakened Buc defense missing defensive secondary starters Mike Washington and Cedric Brown through injury. The Tampa defense played heroically in the first half after their offense had not mustered a single first down in its first five possessions.

Hugh Green returned a Danny White fumble for a touchdown that he snatched out of midair, and Mark Cotney returned an interception deep into Dallas territory for a Bill Capece fieldgoal.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE65 Stalls
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB59 Hawkins
RT73 Hannah LILB56 Johnson
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR84 Jones ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB41 Thomas
FB32 Wilder SS33 Cotney
RB28 Carver FS20 Colzie
QB12 Williams RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 24 Morris, 26 Owens, 35 Moser, 44 O'Steen, 45 Middleton, 54 Wood, 57 Leonard, 58 Davis, 66 Reese, 68 Yarno, 78 Cannon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
11 Golsteyn, 15 Quinn, 22 Smith, 34 Brown, 40 Washington, 61 Roberts, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler
INACTIVE