Dallas Cowboys win: NFL Wild Card Weekend 2023

Dallas @ Tampa Bay for Sunday, January 16th, 2023, and QB stats. The Buccaneers (now 8-10) lost to the Cowboys, who are now 13-5.

Dak Prescott

In a memorable game, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14. The game could be noted as the final game of quarterback Tom Brady. His future in the NFL is not clear at this point.

Additionally, the game will be remembered for the Dallas Cowboys breaking a road-game playoff slump. They had not won on the road in the postseason since the early 1990s.

The game will also be remembered for four missed point-after attempts from placekicker, Brett Maher. It will go down as one of the worst place-kicking performances in the history of the NFL playoffs. Lastly, the game took a turn for the worse when Russell Gage suffered an injury in a late play and was required to be carted off of the field.

Game Summary Wild Card Weekend 2023: Dallas vs Tampa Bay

  • Final score: Dallas 31, Tampa Bay 14
  • The Buccaneers fell to 8-10
  • The Cowboys, with the win, improved to 13-5
  • Dak Prescott's passer rating: 143.3
  • Tom Brady's passer rating: 72.2

Cowboys @ Buccaneers Sunday: 5th seed advances

With the loss, the Buccaneers finish at 8-10 on the season. They were one of the few teams in NFL history that made the playoffs as a losing team. They were unable to transfer their home-field advantage into a victory and completed a season that will be considered a disappointment.

Dak Prescott passes for 305 yards

The Cowboys improved to 13-5 with the 17-point victory. Dak Prescott had 305 passing yards in the outing and his ratio of TDs to INTs was an impressive 4 to 0. Prescott had an exceptional passer rating of 143.3 as he helped silenced his critics with a fantastic performance. With the victory, the Cowboys will face the San Francisco 49ers in what looks like an amazing showdown between two quality teams next week.

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