Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Dallas Cowboys 27
Sunday 9 October 1983 at Texas Stadium
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

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Cannon
LG60 Grimes NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG68 Yarno LOLB59 Hawkins
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE88 Giles RILB52 Brantley
WR89 House ROLB53 Green
WR87 Carter LCB21 Holt
FB32 Wilder SS33 Cotney
RB26 Owens FS34 Brown
QB14 Thompson RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE
62 Farrell