Tom Brady enjoys playing for America’s Team.

In his career against Dallas, the G.O.A.T. is Joe Montana is the only other quarterback to go. The only time Brady has faced Dallas in the postseason is in the regular season. Tom Brady enjoys playing for America’s Team. Meanwhile, the Cowboys aim to break their playoff road futility streak. Jerry Jones’s team has lost on the road in the past eight postseason games. 1992 was the last time they won as a visitor. Since 1996, the Cowboys are the third-worst record in the N.F.L. in the playoffs, behind the Lions and Commanders. During Dallas’ last three playoff appearances as a wild-card team, they lost to Minnesota (in 1999), Carolina (in 2003), and Seattle (in 2006).

In Week Dak Prescott broke his right thumb during a victory over the Buccaneers. He missed the next five games as a result. Tom Brady enjoys playing for America’s Team. Despite Brady’s first-ever losing season, the Bucs fell by Halloween and finished with a record. Although the N.F.C. South was weak, it was enough to secure the division title. Despite being scorched by contenders, Tampa had to make some extraordinary comebacks to earn several wins. Up-tempo has served Tampa well, and Brady’s connection with Mike Evans came alive down the stretch.

After a second straight season under Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys generated two separate four-game winning streaks. Despite Prescott’s absence, Dallas went thanks to strong defensive performances. After the starter returned, the Cowboys won several blowout games, including against the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. In Week McCarthy’s team blew a chance to advance to the postseason. A road win in Tampa could wipe out that bad taste in their mouths. Only four teams have made the playoffs with a losing record (excluding strike-shortened seasons). In 2010 and 2014, the Seahawks and Panthers won home games in the Wild Card Round. Three out of four for Brady and the Buccaneers.

  1. The Patriots’ Quick Game Against The Cowboys Passes Rush

  2. In 2022, Brady set single-season records for completions and attempts, according to Next Gen Stats. In the N.F.L., he had passing yards on quick and touchdown passes. Brady wants to avoid hits at all costs. With an offensive line banged up, his best strategy is to get the ball out as quickly as possible. Micah Parsons and Demarcus Lawrence cause havoc for the Cowboy’s defense on Monday. Dallas generated a pressure percentage on quick passes, which was second in the N.F.L.
  3. The Cowboys’ pass rush will determine the outcome on Sunday. Dallas recorded pressures in 2022, which led the N.F.L. The Bucs’ game plan could be destroyed by Parsons’ uncanny ability to win immediately. In case of center Ryan Jensen returns from a season-long knee injury – the Pro Bowler was activated from I.R. on Monday morning – it would be a big boost for the Bucs’ shaky offensive line.
  4. The Turnover Deluge Of Dak Prescott Will Continue, Right? In 12 Games Played, Prescott Accounted For 15 Interceptions, Which Was Tied For The Most In The N.F.L

    A player with five missed games to lead the N.F.L. in INTs has never missed more than five games. Prescott’s percent INT rate was the highest among quarterbacks to make the postseason since Peyton Manning’s in 2015. Several of his turnovers have been awful decisions, particularly in Weeks Prescott can tear up defenses when he is at his best. Since returning from injury in Week, he has scored pass touchdowns.

  5. Cowboys score the most points and convert the most third-downs since Prescott returned (second with red-zone T.D. percentage). Keeping the Bucs’ pass rushers at bay is Dallas’s key to victory. Prescott has struggled under pressure with five touchdowns and eight interceptions for a passer rating, completing just 49.5 percent of his passes. The N.F.L.’s sixth-lowest pressure rate is 25.1 for Tampa Bay. The Cowboys could roll if they give Prescott time and he avoids turnovers.
  6. Cowboys Pass Defense Versus Bucs Pass Attack. Due To Injuries, There Needed To Be More Depth In The Cowboy’s Secondary

    Despite playing backup quarterbacks in three straight games to end the season, the Cowboys allowed ten more points and generated fewer sacks than in the first. To cover the secondary, the Cowboys’ D-line must win quickly. If Brady has the time, Evans, Chris Godwin, and Julio Jones could have big games. As long as the Bucs face Dallas’ defense, they should be able to maintain their deep passing attack. Over the past two games, Brady has completed percent of his passes and averaged yards per attempt with four touchdown passes, no interceptions, a passer rating, and a TD-INT ratio. Recently, Brady-Evans’ chemistry has improved. Evans caught five passes for 176 yards and scored three touchdowns on Brady’s downfield passes in Week 17 (he did not play in Week 18).

  7.  Last year, Lamb Caught Just One Pass For 21 yards On Five Targets In The Postseason

    There will be no repeat of this. This season, the Cowboys’ go-to target had catches for yards and nine touchdowns. A dangerous weapon on the football field, Lamb can mix defensive backs and win at every level. On Monday, the Cowboys’ offense depends on the third-year pro. As the fourth-highest receiver in the N.F.L. in 2022, he accounted for Dallas’ receiving yards. McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore must deploy Lamb liberally from the slot in the Buccaneers game. In 2022, Lamb led the N.F.L. with receiving yards aligned in place.

  8. The Tampa defense struggled to defend players aligned in the space, allowing a 73.1 completion percentage (last in the N.F.L.), passing yards (29th), and ten passing T.D.s (T-28th). There is a good chance Lamb will blow out this matchup. Which run game will find its groove in the playoffs? In 2022, Elliott gained 876 yards, and 12 touchdowns on 231 carries 2022, while Pollard was credited with 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns. Because of his increased snaps, Pollard was likelier to make big plays than Elliott and more efficient.
  9. Zeke has yet to rush for more than 100 yards in 28 games (including playoffs) since Week 5, 2021. Pollard will get more touches in space when the Cowboys face a mediocre Buccaneers defense. It is crucial that “Playoff Lenny” returns for the Buccaneers. During Tampa’s Super Bowl run, Leonard Fournette scored six touchdowns in five playoff games. The Bucs’ run game struggled most of the season, generating league-worst rushing yards per game — the fewest by a playoff team in N.F.L. history. As a result, Fournette’s only season-high rush yardage came against Dallas in Week. All these weeks later, the Buccaneer’s offense would be much more potent, with Fournette and Rashaad White churning out yards.


Related Posts