Cowboys seek bounce-back against Bucs, winners of 5 straight

TAMPA BAY (8-5) at DALLAS (11-2)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buccaneers 8-5, Cowboys 9-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 13-4

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat Cowboys 10-6, Nov. 15, 2015

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Saints 16-11; Cowboys lost to Giants 10-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 11, Cowboys No. 2





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys, already in playoffs and coming off loss that ended 11-game winning streak, can clinch NFC East and first-round bye with win and New York Giants loss or tie against Detroit. Can also clinch with tie and Giants loss. ... Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak is club's longest since Super Bowl-winning season of 2002. ... Buccaneers have NFL-high 10 interceptions in past five games, in four-way tie for league lead with 25 takeaways. ... QB Jameis Winston averaging 275 yards passing with six TDs, two interceptions in past four road games. ... RB Doug Martin averaging 102 yards from scrimmage in past 13 road games. ... Former Texas A&M WR Mike Evans third in NFL with 10 TD catches. ... DE Robert Ayers seeks fourth straight game with sack. ... Cowboys QB Dak Prescott leads NFL rookies with 20 TDs passing, 102.7 rating. Coming off season-worst 45.4 rating. ... Rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott leads NFL with 1,392 yards rushing, leads NFC with 12 TDs rushing. He has team rookie record with six 100-yard games. ... RB Darren McFadden, team's leading rusher last season, activated from non-football injury list (broken elbow in offseason) and could make season debut. ... WR Dez Bryant has four TD catches past four home games, but coming off second one-catch game of season vs. Giants. Fumbled after only catch last week. ... LB Sean Lee had franchise-record 22 tackles last week, has tied career best of 156 tackles from last season with three games remaining. ... Rookie CBs Vernon Hargreaves of Tampa and Anthony Brown of Dallas had first career interceptions last week. Fantasy Tip: Buccaneers have allowed average of 99 yards rushing during five-game winning streak, 53 yards below Cowboys' average.


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