INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: 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. PASSING BUCS: Williams 42-23-258-0-0. COWBOYS: White 16-11-158-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: 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. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Green 1-31. COWBOYS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 2-39, Smith 1-14. COWBOYS: Fellows 4-107. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 4-24, T.Bell 1-14. COWBOYS: none. SACKS BUCS: 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 14 Sunday 21 November 1982 at Texas Stadium
SCORING TB 4:53-1Q Capece FG26 TB 0:07-1Q Capece FG27 DAL 1:13-2Q Pearson 9 pass from White (Septien kick) TB 9:52-3Q Capece FG26 DAL 3:57-3Q Newhouse 3 run (Septien kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 65 Stalls LG 68 Yarno NT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts 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 20 Colzie RB 26 Owens FS 34 Brown QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 22 Smith, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 30 Barrett, 33 Cotney, 51 Nafziger, 54 Wood, 57 Leonard, 58 Davis, 62 Farrell, 66 Reese, 78 Cannon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 11 Golsteyn, 44 Middleton, 67 Cobb, 72 Snell, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Roger Staubach
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Cedric Brown intercepts Danny White on the third play of the game Dave Stalls with a big sack to stop a Cowboy drive in its tracks A late scoring chance for the Bucs ends with a Jimmie Giles fumble in the redzone