Cowboys-Bucs Line

Want to bet on the Cowboys vs. Bucs? This article features the stats, exciting games, and betting trends of the two NFL teams.

Cowboys vs. Bucs: All-Time Series and Stats

Bucs: The Unstoppable Defending Champs

From 1977 to 2018, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys have met each other 19 times. The Cowboys won 15 games, while the Bucs won four. Although historically, the Cowboys have had more wins than the Bucs, Tampa Bay is still hard to beat.    

This year, the Bucs triumphantly defended their second Super Bowl title on the back of Tom Brady in the NFL (National Football League) Week 1 matchups. The Super Bowl champions opened the 2021 NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys at home on Thursday Night Football. 

Tom Brady signed with Tampa Bay in free agency, and his first time playing for the Bucs drew plenty of attention. Brady is being pitted against fellow quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.   

Brady, who joined the Bucs in the offseason, secured his seventh career Super Bowl Championship. Tampa Bay opened a 6.5 point favorite against the Cowboys. The Bucs became the first NFL team to return all 22 starters after the 2020 Super Bowl LV victory. 

In contrast, the Cowboys suffered a season-ending injury to Dak Prescott in NFL Week 5 last year. With Prescott as QB, the Dallas Cowboys were third in the NFL last season with 32.6 points per game. 

Cowboys: Notable Opening Series   

The Cowboys’ last foray into opening the NFL season against the defending champions was in 2012 when they faced their rival, the New York Giants. Dallas walked away with a 24-17 record that night.

In 2009, the Cowboys also won their first game of the season in Tampa. Romo threw for 353 yards and three scores in that matchup. It included one to Miles Austin right before halftime and an 80-yard touchdown to Patrick Crayton to break the game open. 

Although Dallas lost to the Bucs this season, the Cowboys can quickly bounce back. In previous years, Dallas managed to enter the playoffs even if they didn’t win in an opening matchup.    

NFL Betting Trends

Bucs vs. Cowboys: Betting Trends 

  1. The Cowboys or the Bucs’ performance against the spread (ATS) at home 
  2. How the Cowboys or the Bucs cover the point spread on the road

For example, Dallas is considered the underdog (+6.5) in the opening series. Bettors can predict if the Cowboys could win the game outright or lose by less than the point spread offered by the sportsbook.   

 Bucs vs. Cowboys: How to Bet

If you want to bet on either NFL team, here are four betting options you can try:

  • Moneyline
  • Point spread
  • Over/under (totals)
  • Parlays and teasers 

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  1. Arizona Cardinals
  2. Chicago Bears
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. New York Giants
  5. Detroit Lions
  6. Washington Football Team
  7. Philadelphia Eagles
  8. Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Los Angeles Rams
  10. San Francisco 49ers
  11. Cleveland Browns
  12. Indianapolis Colts
  13. Dallas Cowboys
  14. Kansas City Chiefs
  15. Los Angeles Chargers
  16. Denver Broncos
  17. New York Jets
  18. New England Patriots
  19. Las Vegas Raiders
  20. Houston Texans
  21. Cincinnati Bengals 
  22. Carolina Panthers
  23. Jacksonville Jaguars
  24. Miami Dolphins
  25. Baltimore Ravens
  26. New Orleans Saints
  27. Buffalo Bills
  28. Seattle Seahawks
  29. Atlanta Falcons 
  30. Tennessee Titans 
  31. Minnesota Vikings