Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0  Dallas Cowboys 38 Sunday 2 January 1982    at Texas Stadium
SCORING DAL 12:38-2Q Hill 9 pass from White (Septien kick) DAL 0:56-2Q Septien FG32 DAL 10:52-3Q Springs 1 run (Septien kick) DAL 1:08-3Q Dorsett 5 run (Septien kick) DAL 0:15-3Q Jones 5 run (Septien kick) DAL 5:27-4Q Newsome 1 run (Septien kick)
The Bucs' venture into the 1981 post-season was a short-one as four sacks, four interceptions and two intentional grounding penalties meant it was a long and fruitless day for Doug Williams.   The Cowboys rushed for over 200 yards led by Tony Dorsett and future Buc Ron Springs and the result was never seriously in doubt.   The Bucs did threaten to score late in the game following a 75-yard pass play from Williams to Jimmie Giles, but Dallas held on downs to preserve the shutout.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Owens 12-40, Wilder 4-23, Williams 3-9, Eckwood 4-2, T.Davis 1-0. COWBOYS: Dorsett 16-86, Springs 15-70, Jones 9-32, Newhouse 4-23, Newsome 1-1, Cosbie 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Williams 29-10-187-4-0. COWBOYS: White 26-15-143-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: T.Bell 3-36, Owens 3-32, Giles 2-98, Wilder 1-11, House 1- 10. COWBOYS: Dorsett 4-48, DuPree 3-32, Pearson 2-21, Hill 2-18, Jones 2-15, Donley 1-14, Cosbie 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. COWBOYS: Thurman 2-50, Downs 1-21, Jones 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 3-92, Holt 2-55. COWBOYS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bell 1-1. COWBOYS: Jones 3-53. SACKS BUCS: Selmon 1-10. COWBOYS: Bethea 1-17, Martin 1-9, White 1-4, Hegman 0.5-4.5, Lewis 0.5-4.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders DE 65 Stalls LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 83 Bell ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder RCB 40 Washington RB 26 Owens SS 20 Colzie QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 24 Delaney, 27 T Davis, 43 Eckwood, 44 Cesare, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 64 Short, 68 Yarno, 70 Hutchinson, 79 Campbell, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford, 14 Fusina, 42 R Bell, 75 Reavis
COMMENTARY CREW Vin Scully and Hank Stram