INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 14-93, Carver 7-12. COWBOYS: Dorsett 26-110, Donley 1-25, Springs 7-24, Newhouse 5-15, Pearson 1-4, DuPree 1-1, White 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Williams 28-8-113-3-1. COWBOYS: White 45-27-312-2-2. RECEIVING BUCS: House 4-52, Wilder 2-5, Jones 1-49, Giles 1-7. COWBOYS: Pearson 7-95, Johnson 4-76, Hill 4-45, Cosbie 3-32, Springs 3-16, Newsome 2-14, Dorsett 2-14, Newhouse 1-11, DuPree 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-50, Holt 1-0. COWBOYS: Hunter 1-19, Clinkscale 1-11, Thurman 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 5-110. COWBOYS:  Fellows 4-71. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: T.Bell 1-8. COWBOYS:  Fellows 5-57. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1.5-14.5, Brantley 1-6, Selmon 1-6, Green 1-6, Cannon 0.5-2.5. COWBOYS:  none.
Despite being outgained 456-218 in total yardage, the Bucs somehow had a 17-16 lead entering the fourth quarter but then a pair of penalties pinned the Bucs deep in their own territory and Monty Hunter' interception return for a score put Dallas ahead to stay.   The Cowboys ran almost double the number of plays against a weakened Buc defense missing defensive secondary starters Mike Washington and Cedric Brown through injury. The Tampa defense played heroically in the first half after their offense had not mustered a single first down in its first five possessions.   Hugh Green returned a Danny White fumble for a touchdown that he snatched out of midair, and Mark Cotney returned an interception deep into Dallas territory for a Bill Capece fieldgoal.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Dallas Cowboys 30 Sunday 9 January 1983 at Texas Stadium
SCORING DAL 5:08-1Q Septien FG33 DAL 2:14-1Q Septien FG33 TB 9:59-2Q Green 60 fumble return (Capece kick) TB 4:14-2Q Capece FG32 DAL 0:33-2Q Springs 6 pass from White (Septien kick) DAL 6:49-3Q Septien FG19 TB 1:16-3Q Jones 49 pass from Williams (Capece kick) DAL 13:21-4Q Hunter 19 interception return (Septien kick) DAL 3:33-4Q Newsome 10 pass from White (Septien kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 65 Stalls LG 72 Snell NT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson WR 89 House RILB 52 Brantley WR 84 Jones ROLB 53 Green TE 88 Giles LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder SS 33 Cotney RB 28 Carver FS 20 Colzie QB 12 Williams RCB 21 Holt SUBSTITUTIONS 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 24 Morris, 26 Owens, 35 Moser, 44 O'Steen, 45 Middleton, 54 Wood, 57 Leonard, 58 Davis, 66 Reese, 68 Yarno, 78 Cannon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 11 Golsteyn, 15 Quinn, 22 Smith, 34 Brown, 40 Washington, 61 Roberts, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and John Madden
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Hugh Green’s remarkable fumble return touchdown where he takes the ball out of mid-air Mark Cotney’s interception and 50-yard return set up a second quarter fieldgoal Gordon Jones broke away from two Dallas defenders to give the Bucs a 17-16 lead