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9 October 1983Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Dallas Cowboys 27Click here for the game detailsRafael Septien's 42-yard FG 4:38 into overtime sent the Bucs to an 0-6 start on the 1983 season. S Cedric Brown intercepted QB 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, RB 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 CB 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 Coach John McKay. "I think we are the best 0-6 team in the NFL."This defeat came a week after the Bucs lost 55-14 in Green Bay, a game in which they were 49-7 down at half-time. The clip shown today is a scoring pass from Jack Thompson to Gerald Carter.
Roster movesSigned K Connor Barth. Promoted WR Donteea Dye and DE Howard Jones from the practice sqiuad. Placed DE TJ Fatinikun on Injured Reserve. Released K Kyle Brindza and WR Adam Humphries.
Buccaneer birthdaysThree former Bucs with birthdays today including a member of the Super Bowl winning team as T Roman Oben is 43 today. Oben played two seasons with the Bucs and started 29 games at right tackle before being traded to the Chargers after the 2003 season. Also celebrating today are S John Booty who made seven appearances during the 1995 season, and CB Anthony Gaitor who played in 12 games with two starts across the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
The BUCPOWER.COM Facebook pageWe have well over 1,360 people now associated with the site’s Facebook page including many former players. As well as the “On this day” video clips, other highlight clips from franchise history are posted on there with some great comments and memories being added once they are there. Simply search “Buc_Power” on Facebook to become friends - it is a unique account rather than a group and all are welcome!
Thoughts on another lossThis is getting depressing and seriously monotonous. Can you honestly see things improving the rest of the year?Next Sunday the Jaguars come to Tampa in what could be one of the lowest attended games in RJS history. Lose this one and I can see Lovie getting sacked during the bye week and Dirk Koetter taking over the job.