Cowboys 27, Buccaneers 20

December 23rd, 2018

Another early dropped interception, frequent penalties at the worst times, a needless fumble in Cowboys territory, a needless fumble in Bucs territory and there goes another Tampa Bay loss — double digits now on the season for your 5-10 Buccaneers.

Good thing Dirk Koetter’s motto for the season is/was “Discipline Driven.”

It seems every week the Bucs show they have lots of talent but very sloppy execution. Even a casual fan can see the Bucs are poorly-coached bunch severely lacking discipline.

Today was all about squandering opportunities, including a fat stack of Cowboys penalties. And the offensive line again was terribly inconsistent, as it leads a running game that’s among the very worst in the NFL.

The defense largely neutered Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the Dallas running game, but the Cowboys did just enough in the passing game — 20-of-25 for Dak Prescott — to capitalize on the Bucs’ giveaways and move the chains.

Strong games for Jacquizz Rodgers, Adam Humphries and Mike Evans, who combined for 23 catches for 224 yards on 29 targets.

The Bucs defense was ok, but that’s rarely good enough on the road in December against a good team.

One more game to go. And one more week for Team Glazer to keep working behind the scenes. This team looks like one that needs to be disinfected.

Stick with Joe for plenty from the locker room and more, and Ira Kaufman’s award-winning 10 Takeaways column.

110 Responses to “Cowboys 27, Buccaneers 20”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    blame jameis and that crappy o line

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Turnovers & another impotent offensive game……Impotent…..indeed.

  3. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:


    Where was big fat softie Gerald big fat softie McCoy???????????

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    and wtf is benenoch playing??????

    and why does donovan smith even dress too?????

  5. Crazed Bucs fans Says:

    Stop the J- hate today!!!!

  6. tbbucs3 Says:

    We are the best bad team in the NFL.

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Cialis for the O-LINE

  8. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Did McCoy and grimes collect their paychecks today??

  9. TheNorm Says:

    Just another Sunday.

    Just like my name.

    This is THE NORM as a bud fan.

  10. D-Rome Says:

    It is now official that Jason Licht’s five year record as Bucs GM CANNOT be better than Mark Dominick’s record.

    Let that sink in…

    It’s stupid for anyone to think he deserves another year.

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ha h ahaha aha ah

    we are the best bad team in the Nfl

  12. Season Is Over Says:

    Mr. Magoo is gonna bring that swag back.

  13. YucsFan Says:

    Dirk deserves better !!! Jamiss is horrible and has no pocket awareness along with so many other issues, but it’s time for him and Jason Lick to go !!!

  14. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    If you are going to clean house, Jameis needs to be gone too. We will be picking in the Top 10. A good QB will be available.

  15. WalkdaPlank Says:

    America’s Turnover Machine strikes again

  16. MadMax Says:

    DILLY DILLY…..Secure that better draft position….hopefully QB Haskins, but ok with DT Oliver or DT Wilkins.

    JW#3…#3 cost us 14 points….but im fine with that, was wanting that loss and JW#3 delivered like usual!!!!!!!!!

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Shapin up to be one hellava battle beween Losers next Sunday. Bucs vs Birds.
    It would be nice for the players to send Koetter off into the sunset with a victory.

  18. WeAreLost Says:

    I sure hope Licht is gone.

  19. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    No good QBs in the draft bro

    stick with JAMEIS til we find a better replacement

  20. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Jameis has his share of blame but he also made some great plays. This ls a team sport. I know that doesn’t fit your Jameis is the reason we lose narrative but it’s a fact.
    If Jameis threw 4 picks that’s different but if you watched this game you will know the main story is those penalties and the 2 fumbles, one being Jameis fault. (He should have run instead of tried to find a receiver when NOBODY was open)

  21. Vincente Says:

    Why do y’all still care about this team. Why in the world did you think they even had the slightest chance to win this game.

  22. Dom is gone ... Licht Says:

    The Browns are a better team than us now … that is reason enough for Licht and Dirk to go . Seven wins with the interim coach and rookie quarterback !

  23. BADMAN Says:


  24. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Pretty sure I’ll take next week off and not watch this team. Gonna wait to see what we do after season to fix this mess. We have some bright spots on this team, but we still have many areas that need improvement to be competitive. Merry Christmas! Tackleblockwin is out for a while.

  25. lambchop Says:

    Jameis is such a good QB. I’m glad we have him. Seriously, he was a steal at #1.

  26. Patrick Says:

    It’s accurate to say that Winston cost us 14 points today with his mistakes. But the defense played terrible today…no wait they actually played pretty well! So why didn’t we win then?

    I thought the defense was the only problem, Winston homeboys?

  27. MadMax Says:


  28. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    Brent Grimes is a smooth criminal for stealing Glazer loot.

  29. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder if Dork knows he can call a timeout if the playclock is running out?

    When it’s fourth and one from the two yard line. At the most critical moment in the game.

    Same old Dork.

  30. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    I blame Auclair for a needless hold that changed the game.

  31. Blue-footed booby Says:

    Boy, I wonder what those prospective GMs and head coaches out there think of Saudi Arabia’s Quarterback?

  32. Curse of Gruden Says:

    It is crystal clear that Winston is “game dumb.”
    Would a new coach help?

  33. TheNorm Says:

    ROD MUNCH AND A FEW OTHERS will of course come in here and blame every single thing besides the messiah.

    Year 4 and dude makes the dumbest mistakes still.
    He is not elite regardless of the poor excuses you idiot morons try to come up with.

  34. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    Jameis did not play well today

    lost the football

    caused the handoff fumble

    delay of games

    missed passes

    …………………..looked lost many times

    ………….held on to the ball too many times


  35. Wesley Says:

    Cowgirls still suck.

  36. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Brent Grimes is a smooth criminal MJ

  37. Jim Says:

    I know Jameis is going to say “I just have to, better”, but at some point we have to ask “When?”

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    Winston hadent thown a TD pass in 2 weeks. He has played bad for 3 straight.

    Today, again, he contributed to a loss. He was not the reason we lost but was a contributing factor.

    My expectation for him is that he helps us win games.

  39. Doc Says:

    the Buc’s and this coaching staff is the reason i am a alcoholic.

  40. Wesley Says:

    Hand off fumble was on bobo at least be fair.

  41. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dirk is oblivious. Could have called timeout to save the delay of game with only a yard to go for 1-G. One QB sneak per game is all he can muster when it took mist of his career to even run a sneak. He is a terrible coach and the Glazers are stupid for allowing this to continue. The entire organization sucks from T to B.

  42. Troy Says:

    This team was designed to be a vertical passing offense, yet Dirk refuses to be a vertical passing offense. Gimmicks don’t win games in this league. One more week of this nonsense.

  43. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Screw what Jameis has to say…………….he’s playing a broken record the last four years

  44. BucfaninMi Says:

    Just words. Zero discipline!

  45. MadMax Says:

    No good QB’s in the draft? HAHAHAHA, keep yur blinders on, I have nothing for you….well, the last 4 years of QB drafts havent looked bad at all, but go ahead and stay dumb to media fodder telling you wht to think!

  46. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Firreee Licht! Let Koetter the dead man walking go… get a legit NFL kicker. Replace or retrain the OL… this team is cursed. Curse of Matt Bryant. Curse of Vita Vea. Curse all dadgum game. Bucs fans must love torture. This season has provided plenty of it. Boooooooooo!

  47. JabooBuc Says:

    Never been more frustrated by a Bucs team. I was originally for keeping Dirk but clearly I’m an idiot because this team is still making the same kind of stupid mistakes they’ve been making all year. Dumb penalties, poor play calling, poor personnel dicisions.

    Just a dumb team all the way around and that falls squarely on the coaching and GM.

  48. rrsrq Says:

    Dirk has mailed it in.
    JW should’ve not gotten those two delay of games – but the coach has to see that and call the TO, especially the one on the 2 yard line

  49. Patrick Says:

    LOL Wesley, we’re fans of a historically bad franchise. We have no business calling other teams stupid nicknames. The Cowboys are a better team than us and have been historically. Until we can actually beat them in our matchups, the name “Cowgirls” should be put to rest. Then we can talk crap.

  50. denjoe Says:


  51. AlteredEgo Says:

    For Jameis is was a OK game…which is about his ceiling….he missed DJax ,wayyy late, on the late 1/4 qrt throw…..I’ve been watching most of his completions are to stationary receivers.. OK I know you allare waiting for what I think going into 2019…L&K&J return with new players via draft and FA….this time next year we’ll know for certain

  52. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    You blame the oline and Winston in the same sentence.

    How can one succeed without the other?
    Where was the run game? 100 yard rusher?
    Jameis fault on the bobo fumble? That’s a stretch.
    Jameis made some money throws, way more than bad throws.
    Like I said he has his fair share of blame but not as much as you all make it out to be.

  53. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    No more stories please just tell us who the next GM and head coach are see you black Monday

  54. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    who are the good QBS in the draft then?????????

    They’re not good to be better of the bat than Jameis now

    I’m no Jameis lover…………but he’s better than the draft right now

  55. Patrick Says:

    Wesley, I was talking about the first fumble for a TD. And he cost us another touchdown with his delay of game penalty.

  56. Anonymous Says:


    I wonder if Dork knows he can calla timeout ..

    When the play clock is running out..and it’s 4th and1 from the 2, at the most crucial moment of the game

    Same old Dork

  57. Oneilbucs Says:

    I don’t care about quarterback anymore. We need to go back to our roots and keep building our defense and get a running back with the second pick in the draft. Look at Rogers they are losing as well this year. We can’t run the ball and every team knows that. Look how far back every team defense plays us every play . We must sing Hunnphries!!!!

  58. RyJo Says:

    New GM
    New Head Coach


  59. BigMacAttack Says:

    Brent Grimes should not even be on the field. He was the worst player today by far. Guys play bad and Dirk doesn’t see or recognize it. Dirk is just one excuse after another. Excuses excuses excuses and then says we don’t understand. I understand he’s an idiot and not NFL head coach material.

  60. tgregs Says:

    Glad to see America’s Thug has kept his road streak alive

  61. Knack2Babbyyyy Says:

    This offensive line continues to get worse and worse each week. Looks like the first 2-3 rounds in the 2019 Draft will have to be spent on offensive linemen.

  62. TheBucsAnthem Says:



    ………….that is something all bucs fans agree on

  63. tbbucs3 Says:

    Dirk Koetters is no head coach. He is not a displinarian. He is a pretty good NFL offensive mind.

    Ron Rivera. Now that’s a professional head football coach.

  64. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Dirk Koetter wasn’t the reason the bucs lost today

  65. JimmyJack Says:

    Bobo Wilson made a fumble. That’s just a fact.

  66. Season Is Over Says:

    Mr. Magoo had a delay of game on a qb sneak. Just imagine needing him in a real game. He gonna bring that swag back in year 5.

  67. Jawo75 Says:

    Jamoist – “I tho stupid, what a play clock be?”, “Atho, where da white women be at?”

  68. JimmyJack Says:

    Anthem Dirk had Grimes out on obvisous running plays. That’s poor coaching. That’s exhibit A

  69. ronteco Says:

    Stopped watching this team since they played giants. Didn’t watch today’s game either. I don’t miss it. I refuse to watch until the glazers are gone or they put someone in place that can run a football team. It is very obvious at this point the glazed boys have no clue what they are doing. And I question whether they really care about this team or not. With that said, their product isn’t worth my time and money anymore. What’s sad is I have a son that I was looking forward to watching Bucs games with him as he grows up. But I’m not going to subject him to this filth. Again, not until the owners become serious about building a football team. Then maybe I’ll be serious about being a fan. It’s not the losing, it’s the matter of how we lose and continue to be a laughing stock every season. MRSA infected locker room, suspended QBs, fired OCs and DCs during the season, going through head coaches, 2nd round pick on kickers, etc. Laughing stock.

  70. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    No 9 on green bay kinda looks like Josh Freeman

  71. denjoe Says:

    Dirk is the reason benenoch was in there and the reason why we have the same dumb mistakes every week.

  72. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Third try…

    I wonder if Dork knows he can call a timeout if the play clock is winding down ( and your QB is oblivious), at the critical moment in the game.

    Same Old Dork.

  73. BigMacAttack Says:

    Jameis will never win a Support Bowl with any team. He’s too stupid and makes so many ill timed mistakes. Licht is useless and the Glazers are the worst owners in the NFL, bar none. They all suck.

  74. MadMax Says:

    @bucsanthem….JW cant manage a play clock, so lets start there, BET? I challenge any QB coming out next draft wont screw up as much as JW, especially with petty arsed GAME CLOCK MANAGEMENT AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

    I hate this team!

  75. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dirk wasn’t watching the clock because his head was up his ^zz.

  76. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ JimmyJack

    awwwww cmon………

    Dirk is just letting his old bro bro from the ATL days just finish his time off before retirement…………….Dirk is just being a good man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. MadMax Says:


  78. Troy Says:

    Dirk was the reason we lost today. Gimmick reverses don’t win games. Sending out your kicker to kick a 50+ yard field goal he can’t make is ridiculous. Constantly in 3rd down. Just pathetic. He got out coached by a bad cowgirls coach.

  79. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Lol so many sensitive Sally’s in here overreacting like the sky is falling and Jameis is the dumbest QB alive.,,, entertaining if nothing else. See you all AND Jameis next year bwahahahaha!

  80. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dirk is too busy micromanaging His offensive coordinator. Dirk has no fire and isn’t a leader

  81. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ MadMax

    you’re right

    he couldn’t focus on the game clock because Jaboo was too busy thinking bout all them hot Uber drivers and the seafood section at Publix

  82. JimmyJack Says:

    Anthem you are wrong. It’s blatently obvisous that Grimes does not want anything to do with stopping a run play. Trust me this is no favor, it is just pizpoor coaching.

  83. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Jameis Bashers jumping on anything jameis does. Imagine all the things the Jameis Bashers do… include calling him a thug, which he not… the Jameis Bashers are a sad sack of steaming horse crap

  84. MadMax Says:


  85. YucsFan Says:

    The only way the Bucs land a good coach is if they get rid of Jamiss and Jason, but pretty sure Nick Foles will be available and would sign him in a heartbeat!! All the FSwhoo fans ( including Joe ) still on Winstons jock because they won a National Championship need to come to Jesus and stop blaming others for another loss?? This guy isn’t the QB and most knew that, but the Glazers wanted to sell tickets and how did that work out, but the only way the Bucs can win is to change the culture from uniforms to the QB !!! Rod muncher and others just stop with the dumb comments because when Jamiss is gone and on another team please go root for them !!! He doesn’t have it and can’t go into year 5 with this guy ??

  86. BigMacAttack Says:

    He only missed that field goal by 20 yards to the right. It was an improvement for him.
    Dirk Koetter

  87. MadMax Says:

    Now I can get to the bar and watch some REAL football…..D played well today though, especially Big V!

  88. Knack2Babbyyyy Says:

    *WARNING*: Comment section toxicity level has officially reached 100.

  89. JimmyJack Says:

    You so you guys know you don’t have to be a Winston haters to say he played a bad game in each of the last three. These are just facts.

  90. tbbucs3 Says:

    Nick Foles???? No freaking way.

    Have you seen this guy play in a non Chip Kelly offense?

    Wanting Nick Foles is the most reactionary in the moment thing you can do.

  91. Jmarkbuc Says:

    This is all gonna work out great for Dork…

    Year off – Paid, after that year someone will show interest in his “offensive genius”

    He walks away with a vacation, and away from this dysfunctional mess that he helped perpetuate.

  92. BigMacAttack Says:

    Maybe Jameis isn’t thug, but he did something aggressive to that Uber driver. That was a stupid move and it hurt the team. Jameis is stupid and hurts the team with his play on the field. Jameis gets worse every season.

  93. Dooshlarue Says:

    Like I say, God is good, ya know and I’m just blessed to be here and need to play better man.
    I really need to learn how to be more accurate and not get my receivers killed with my poor ball placement skills. But I like throwing high and behind, it reminds me of when my was a pitcher and wanted to dust someone off the plate.
    I really do man, I’ve got to be better man……. and like I said, God is good man.

  94. unbelievable Says:

    “Discipline Driven”


    Couldn’t be further from the truth.

  95. JimmyJack Says:

    Lemme get one of those Discipline teeshirts. I enjoy burning things.

  96. denjoe Says:

    Another joke press conference, I can’t wait till next Monday.

  97. Nprbuc Says:

    Could someone, anyone explain to me 1) how does Koetter NOT call a TO from the sidelines when he saw that we weren’t getting the play off in time? Did HE not see the play clock too? 2) what Pop Warner coach was calling red zone plays today? 3) explain why we have paid Ryan Griffin for 4 years and lock up a roster spot, yet never let him touch a football. If we haven’t yet seen what Jameis can do, isn’t that ten times over true about Griffin? Damn. Give the kid a chance!! A rookie wouldn’t have taken a delay of game. Damn! We need some real coaches.

  98. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    CLICK MY NAME to see my updated coach search list!

  99. ed Says:

    Grimes was so bad giving cushion on a critical 3rd down and losing a receiver for easy touchdown.

    Winston is the best mediocre QB to ever play in the NFL. He sets all kinds of yardage records, he flashes brilliance with tight throws.

    Yet when he has time to throw it down downfield with one on one coverage he is rarely on the money. That play where Evans is downfield all he has to do is lead him and he has plenty of time to step into the throw and he isn’t close.

    The throw he bounced to Godwin was not tough. Those are the in Accra day inconsistent plays that make him lose games for the Bucs because they are missed opportunities.

    The clock management issue is unacceptable as is fumbling away 7 points.

    When you have games on the line he can’t execute the offense it’s up to him see the play clock.

    Gotta let him go elsewhere and find a smarter more accurate guy. Winston is talented but he isn’t productive and doesn’t make plays enough to make a playoff run.

  100. Not there yet Says:

    Umm d jack was back so why was Bobo on the field at all? Because we have an ignorant head coach. Winston hasn’t gotten better in 4 years, that usually falls directly on the head coaches shoulders especially when ownership like the quarterback. Clear Winston will get one more year but time to put the heat on and bring in better competition. JPP is taking up our 3rd round pick so no way we can waste it on someone who will be a backup next year

  101. BigMacAttack Says:

    Why would any NFL coach want to inherit this garbage team with no heart or work for the Glazers? Worst owners in all professional sports.

  102. BigMacAttack Says:

    Go back to stealing crab legs and grabbing crotches.

  103. Oneilbucs Says:

    Why is the titans winning is the real question? Look they play defense and they can run the ball some thing we can’t do. I know yall hate Jamies and will blame him for ever lost but when you look at the games every team play off the line cause they know we can’t run the ball. Jamies is good enough to win with the coaching is the real problem . Those down the field throws every play is not good.

  104. Jim Says:

    Ed seddit so I don’t have to…

  105. ed Says:

    Start Ryan Griffin next week because one more “test” to find out if Jameis is the “franchise” isn’t necessary. Anyone that thinks JW is better than the MVP of the Super Bowl last year would rather bank on a 4 year loser than a QB that wins games. Foles is smart threw 4 TDS in Eagles must win game today. Jameis hasn’t ever been close to the playoffs.

  106. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    I’m pretty sure we beat Nick Foles

  107. Ruby Reddress Says:

    Awful game……just enough good things to be hopeful for a bit. Then, as usual, reality took center stage. Sigh. When will people figure out that Jameis has some (not a lot) of natural talent. He is simply not smart enough to be a thinking quarterback. A good arm with no judgment is not an elite/franchise quarterback. Most of today he looked like a “deer in the headlights.” And Dirk looked disinterested. People read the signs – they are there to see.
    The team has some very good players and I hope they can keep them happy enough to stick around for the rebuild that must begin NOW.

  108. Ruby Reddress Says:

    And one more thing about the game – Troy Aikman should not be allowed to call a game that Dallas plays in. He was a complete Jackass today. Dallas could do no wrong and he went on and on about them, ad nauseum. When the Bucs made a mistake or got a penalty he could not stop shaming them. When Dallas was penalized he either said nothing or made an excuse of how it was a wrong call. Total jerk. When I watch a game I do not want to know which teams the announcers want to win. Such a jerk (and he isn’t the only one but about as bad as I have heard). Bah, humbug!!

  109. Anthony Chambers Says:

    Another lost season… every year i convince myself we have the team to compete but same team different year. A team that looks great on paper but does nothing but underachieve. My friends keep asking me why i cheer for such a sad disgrace of a team every year but i cant help it. Maybe one year times will be different….Go Bucs!

  110. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    The fans are worse than the team. Fireeeeee Licht!