INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Wilder 12-67, Owens 17-50, Williams 3-6, Giles 1-1.COWBOYS: Dorsett 15-52, Springs 4-16, Newsome 4-7, Newhouse 1-3, White 2-0.PASSINGBUCS: Williams 42-23-258-0-0.COWBOYS: White 16-11-158-1-1.RECEIVINGBUCS: Wilder 5-22, Giles 4-93, House 4-24, Jones 3-45, Carter 3-42, Owens 2-9.COWBOYS: Springs 3-28, Dorsett 3-16, Johnson 2-69, Pearson 2-24, Hill 1-21.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Green 1-31.COWBOYS: none.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Morton 2-39, Smith 1-14.COWBOYS: Fellows 4-107.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Holt 4-24, T.Bell 1-14.COWBOYS: none.SACKSBUCS: Stalls 1.5-22.5, Logan 1-14, Green 1-8, Selmon 0.5-6.5.COWBOYS: Clinkscales 1-11.
The Bucs fell to 0-3 in their first game after the nine-week players' strike despite outgaining the Cowboys 382-185 in total yardage. Failure to convert scoring opportunities into touchdowns killed the Bucs as they drove inside the Dallas 10-yard line on five separate occasions but could not score a touchdown. Bill Capece connected on three fieldgoals but missed a fourth when he was wide right from 24 yards. Yet despite that, the Bucs still had a late chance to win. Kevin House was ruled out of the endzone on a pass play with 31 seconds remaining, although Jimmie Giles caught a Doug Williams pass inside the Dallas 10 two plays later, but was stripped of the ball and the Cowboys recovered to the seal the win.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 Dallas Cowboys 14Sunday 21 November 1982 at Texas Stadium
SCORINGTB4:53-1Q Capece FG26TB0:07-1Q Capece FG27DAL1:13-2Q Pearson 9 pass from White (Septien kick)TB9:52-3Q Capece FG26DAL3:57-3Q Newhouse 3 run (Septien kick)
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipCedric Brown intercepts Danny White on the third play of the gameDave Stalls with a big sack to stop a Cowboy drive in its tracksA late scoring chance for the Bucs ends with a Jimmie Giles fumble in the redzone