Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Dallas Cowboys 27 Sunday 9 October 1983  at Texas Stadium
SCORING TB 10:11-1Q Capece FG48 DAL 9:02-1Q Springs 80 pass from White (Septien kick) TB 1:50-1Q Owens 9 pass from Thompson (Capece kick) DAL 1:53-2Q Newsome 1 run (Septien kick) TB 8:58-3Q Carter 56 pass from Thompson (Capece kick) DAL 7:08-3Q Septien FG41 TB 8:53-4Q Wilder 23 run (Capece kick) DAL 0:47-4Q Newsome 52 pass from White (Septien kick) DAL 10:22-OT Septien FG42
Rafael Septien's 42-yard FG 4:38 into overtime sent the Bucs to an 0-6 start on the 1983 season. Cedric Brown intercepted Danny White inside the two minute warning and with the Bucs leading 24-17.    But Tampa Bay could not run out the clock and after punting, Timmy Newsome took the fifth play of the Dallas drive down the sideline for the tying score with 47 seconds left. In overtime, the Cowboys missed a 50-yard FG to win the game, only for Thomas Morris to be called for roughing the kicker.   Four plays later, Septien made amends with the game- winner. We can't play any better" said John McKay. "I think we are the best 0-6 team in the NFL."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 10-51, Owens 10-34, Carver 1-3, Thompson 2-(-1). COWBOYS: Dorsett 24-68, Springs 6-24, Newsome 6-11, White 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Thompson 30-19-272-1-2. COWBOYS: White 44-29-377-3-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 5-13, Owens 4-15, T.Bell 3-44, House 3-43, Giles 2- 83, Carter 2-74. COWBOYS: Springs 11-126, Johnson 5-88, Pearson 5-42, DuPree 3-17, Newsome 2-61, Dorsett 2-8, Cosbie 1-15. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 2-36, Cotney 1-1. COWBOYS: Walls 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 4-80. COWBOYS: Hill 3-73, Fellows 2-36. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Tyler 2-25. COWBOYS: Hill 6-36. SACKS BUCS: Logan 2-11, Selmon 1-10, Holt 1-9, Reese 1-7. COWBOYS: Clinskcale 1-9, Thurman 1-8, Martin 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 78 Cannon LG 60 Grimes NT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 68 Yarno LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 70 Thomas LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 89 House ROLB 53 Green WR 87 Carter LCB 21 Holt FB 32 Wilder SS 33 Cotney RB 26 Owens FS 34 Brown QB 14 Thompson RCB 40 Washington PLAYED 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 22 Smith, 23 Castille, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 29 LaBeaux, 46 Armstrong, 51 Judie, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 57 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 66 Reese, 69 Arbubakrr, 81 Tyler, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 7 Komlo, 11 Golsteyn, 72 Snell, 74 Sanders INACTIVES 62 Farrell
COMMENTARY CREW Frank Gleiber and Dick Vermiel
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip James Owens recorded the first Buccaneer touchdown Followed by a Jack Thompson to Gerald Carter passing strike James Wilder put the Bucs seemingly ahead to stay in the fourth quarter