Leonard Fournette stars with 127 yards while Tom Brady adds late touchdown as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ease past the Dallas Cowboys; Dak Prescott picked up a hand injury late on, which owner Jerry Jones said would leave him out “weeks”
Highlights of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Dallas Cowboys from Week 1 of the NFL season
Brady, who improved to 7-0 against the Cowboys, was 18 of 27 for 212 yards with a touchdown, while Prescott finished 14 of 29 for 134 yards with an interception that set up one of the first-half field goals.
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The Cowboys stayed close in the first half only because of two sacks from reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons. Both forced field goals, and Succop missed one of the tries.
Fournette had 40 of the 79 yards on the drive that ended with Brady’s five-yard scoring pass to Evans for a 19-3 lead.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the game Prescott needs surgery for a fracture near the thumb on his throwing hand and will miss multiple weeks, a season-altering blow for the defending NFC East champs.
A rough night for Prescott got worse after his right hand struck a defender when throwing a pass in the fourth quarter. He was checked on the sideline before jogging to the locker room.
The latest injury came almost two years after the compound fracture of Prescott’s right ankle on the same field, a gruesome injury that ended his 2020 season in Week 5.
- Passing: Tom Brady, 18/27, 212 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
- Rushing: Leonard Fournette, 21 carries, 127 yards
- Receiving: Mike Evans, 5 catches, 71 yards, 1 TD
- Passing: Dak Prescott, 14/29, 134 yards, 1 INT
- Rushing: Ezekiel Elliott, 10 carries, 52 yards
- Receiving: Noah Brown, 5 catches, 68 yards