Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17  Dallas Cowboys 28 Sunday 21 September 1980 at Texas Stadium
SCORING DAL 8:12-1Q Johnson 28 pass from White (Septien kick) TB 4:40-1Q Williams 11 run (Yepremian kick) TB 11:25-2Q Yepremian FG32 TB 2:39-2Q Giles 49 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick) DAL 0:46-2Q Dupree 9 pass from White (Septien kick) DAL 3:45-3Q Newhouse 2 run (Septien kick) DAL 6:59-4Q Dupree 9 pass from White (Septien kick)
The Bucs fell to 2-1 on the 1980 season with this loss in Dallas, three Danny White TD passes leading the Cowboys to victory.   The Bucs rolled up 312 yards in total offense in the first half but only had a 17-14 advantage to show for their efforts. Jimmie Giles went over the 100-yard mark in receiving and Doug Williams had a career high 77 yards rushing.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 15-91, Williams 7-77, Eckwood 10-36. COWBOYS: Dorsett 20-100, Newhouse 11-41, Springs 2-7, Jones 1-2, White 2-(-4). PASSING BUCS: Williams 30-17-258-2-1. COWBOYS: White 33-24-244-0-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Giles 4-105, Eckwood 4-69, Hagins 3-34, Bell 3-12, Jones 1-18, House 1-11, Obradovich 1-9. COWBOYS: Dorsett 6-46, Hill 5-72, DuPree 5-32, Saldi 4-41, Johnson 3-47, Newhouse 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. COWBOYS: Thurman 1-29, Waters 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: J.Davis 3-82, Reece 1-23. COWBOYS: Hurt 2-42, Jones 2-37. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-7. COWBOYS: Jones 1-14. SACKS BUCS: none. COWBOYS: Dutton 1-11, Martin 1-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 77 Kollar LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 57 Lewis RT 73 Hannah LILB 55 Brown TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 81 Hagins ROLB 56 Johnson WR 84 Jones LCB 25 Jordan FB 43 Eckwood RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 46 Reece PLAYED 1 Yepremian, 16 Blanchard, 20 Colzie, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 36 Berns, 41 Thomas, 52 Brantley, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 68 Yarno, 70 Calhoun, 74 Sanders, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker, 89 House DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 34 Brown, 38 J Davis, 58 Selmon, 79 Lewis INACTIVES none
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier
GAME HIGHLIGHTS                   Click on the boxes to view the big plays Jerry Eckwood’s big play set up the first Buccaneer touchdown Which came on Doug Williams’ touchdown run He later added a passing score to Jimmie Giles