LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Dallas Cowboys 38
Hoping to build on their home win over the Redskins, the Buccaneers flew to Texas Stadium for a Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys.
In the first quarter, the Bucs capped off their opening driver with FB Mike Alstott getting a 1-yard TD run. However, the Cowboys responded with QB Tony Romo getting a 30-yard TD pass to WR Terry Glenn. In the second quarter, Romo and Glenn hooked up with each other again on a 2-yard TD pass. The Bucs could only respond with kicker Matt Bryant getting a 46-yard field goal. Dallas would respond with Romo getting a 1-yard TD pass to RB Marion Barber.
In the third quarter, Romo and Barber would hook up with each other again on a 2-yard TD pass, with Romo also hooking up with WR Terrell Owens on a 7-yard TD pass. In the fourth quarter, kicker Mike Vanderjagt would close out the scoring with a 22-yard field goal. With the loss, the Bucs fell to 3–8.
- REFEREE: Walt Anderson
- UMPIRE: Butch Hannah
- HEAD LINESMAN: Phil McKinnely
- LINE JUDGE: Gary Authur
- SIDE JUDGE: Rick Patterson
- BACK JUDGE: Billy Smith
- FIELD JUDGE: Terry Brown
- REPLAY OFFICIAL: Dale Hamer
- VIDEO OPERATOR: not documented
- BUCCANEERS: 09:18-1Q Alstott 1 run (Bryant kick)
- COWBOYS: 01:09-1Q Glenn 30 pass from Romo (Vanderjagt kick)
- COWBOYS: 11:33-2Q Glenn 2 pass from Romo (Vanderjagt kick)
- BUCCANEERS: 06:38-2Q Bryant FG46
- COWBOYS: 00:30-2Q Barber 1 pass from Romo (Vanderjagt kick)
- COWBOYS: 09:55-3Q Barber 1 pass from Romo (Vanderjagt kick)
- COWBOYS: 06:30-3Q Owens 7 pass from Romo (Vanderjagt kick)
- COWBOYS: 10:00-4Q Vanderjagt FG22
- WR: #84 J. Galloway
- LT: #69 A. Davis
- LG: #72 D. Buenning
- C: #76 J. Wade
- RG: #75 D. Joseph
- RT: #65 J. Trueblood
- TE: #88 A. Becht
- WR: #80 M. Clayton
- QB: #07 B. Dradkowski
- RB: #24 C. Williams
- FB: #40 M. Alstott
- DE: #94 G. Spires
- DT: #95 C. Hovan
- DT: #98 J. Bradley
- DE: #90 D. White
- MLB: #51 B. Ruud
- OLB: #55 D. Brooks
- CB: #27 T. Cox
- LCB: #21 J. Bolden
- RCB: #20 R. Barber
- SS: #23 J. Phillps
- FS: #26 W. Allen
- 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 31 Buchanon, 32 Pittman, 33 Sowell, 34 Graham, 39 Pearson, 46 Adams, 50 Winborn, 52 Cash, 54 Mallard, 56 Nece, 71 Haye, 74 Green, 77 Terry, 79 Mahan, 83 Moore, 85 Stovall, 86 Jolley, 91 Jenkins, 93 Bennett
DID NOT PLAY
- 13 Rattay
- 12 McCown, 29 Zemaitis, 53 Quarles, 70 Penn, 81 Smith, 82 Warren, 96 Wyms
- BUCCANEERS: Williams 17-78, Gradkowski 4-17, Alstott 2-4, Pittman 1-2.
- COWBOYS: Barber 16-83, Jones 11-40, Polite 7-18, Romo 3-(-4).
- BUCCANEERS: Gradkowski 20-10-120-2-0.
- COWBOYS: Romo 29-22-306-0-5.
- BUCCANEERS: Galloway 3-71, Clayton 2-19, Pittman 2-19, Alstott 1-4, Graham 1-4, Hilliard 1-3.
- COWBOYS: Owens 8-107, Glenn 4-89, Crayton 4-68, Witten 3-30, Barber 2-3, Fasano 1-9.
- BUCCANEERS: Williams 1-27, Ayodele 1-0.
- COWBOYS: none.
- BUCCANEERS: Pittman 4-97, Cox 2-38.
- COWBOYS: Austin 3-76.
- BUCCANEERS: Hilliard 1-9.
- COWBOYS: Newman 1-24.
- BUCCANEERS: Hovan 1-8.
- COWBOYS: Hatcher 1-10.