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) |
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.
BUCS: Williams 28-8-113-3-1.
COWBOYS: White 45-27-312-2-2.
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.
BUCS: Cotney 1-50, Holt 1-0.
COWBOYS: Hunter 1-19, Clinkscale 1-11, Thurman 1-0.
BUCS: Owens 5-110.
OPPONENTS: Fellows 4-71.
BUCS: T.Bell 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Fellows 5-57.
BUCS: Logan 1.5-14.5, Brantley 1-6, Selmon 1-6, Green 1-6, Cannon 0.5-2.5.
|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.
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