It’s Official: Cowboys At Bucs

May 12th, 2021

Week 1 schedule released.

So it is now written in stone. The Bucs host the Cowboys to open the season.

The Bucs kick off the season on Thursday night, Sept. 9 on NBC (WFLA-TV Channel 8, locally). Primetime. Before the nation’s eyes.

The NFL had a slick marketing angle this morning. With so much anticipation surrounding the NFL schedule release — only the NFL can manufacture a pseudo-holiday — the NFL allowed its broadcast partners to announce their NFL schedule for Week 1.

So on FOX and Friends, the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, BSPN’s “First Dump,” and of course, “Good Morning Football” on NFL Network, the Week 1 schedule was announced.

Behold the first week’s schedule below courtesy of John Breech of CBS Sports. The rest of the schedule will be released tonight at 8 p.m. on NFL Network.

34 Responses to “It’s Official: Cowboys At Bucs”

  1. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Can someone post the week 1 betting lines when available


    Kobe Faker

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Yes! This is what i wanted (other than vs. Patriots).

  3. ncbucsfan Says:

    Devin White eliminates Ezekiel Elliott! Stop the run, stop the run, stop the run! No preseason for Vita! Score: 38 – 17

  4. Erick Says:

    Bucs vs Pats Week 4 SNF

  5. Buczilla Says:

    Should have been the Saints, but seal clubbing the cowboys and their obnoxious owner will be fun to watch.

  6. Bird Says:

    Awesome. I will be there.

  7. Bucanero Says:

    Sack Dak!

  8. JA Says:

    The NFL cash cow moos money.
    Anyone who thought this game would be about anything but eyes on the TV should rethink their idea of NFL priorities.
    The Bucs have Brady.
    The Cowboys have microphone loving Jerry Jones, who has an eponymous world for a football stadium. Translation—ratings.
    Anyone hear talk of a Glazer World?

  9. MadMax Says:

    LOL, nice

  10. SB~LV Says:

    Good match ups up and down the schedule

  11. Sport Says:

    The entire NFC South opens up at home.

    Will Jordan “Rodgers won’t show me” Love Era begin against the “if you have more than one, then you’ve got none” QB led Aints?

    Let’s Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  12. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Aside from the Bills this is going to be like a super bowl atmosphere in Tampa on this Thursday to open the NFL this is going to be great!!!

  13. David Says:


    Defense is going to have to bring it. The offense should have no problem putting up big numbers against the little boys

  14. Swampbuc Says:

    That may be the best opening slate of week one games in NFL history. Or, it just looks that way because our Bucs are the champs!

    I would love nothing mor ethan to watch Gabbert and Trask share second half snaps because th Bucs have already put the game away.

  15. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Now I just need to find tix for a decent price

  16. Buc50 Says:


    Opening the Linc was a pretty good Week 1 in 2003

  17. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Kobe Faker right on that is a great first week of games and the odds have to be out soon

  18. ModHairKen Says:

    Rusty Dak. Insecure Elliott. Suspect Defense.


  19. Cobraboy Says:

    Bucs-Bills will have a LOT more impact later in the season when games seem more meaningful (But in MY world, they all are.)

  20. South Endzone FG Specialist Says:

    Hope we’re more than Tennessee ready!!

  21. SB~LV Says:

    #1 Darden is gonna go from playing in front of 10,000
    To the whole Nation and screens all around the world!
    How cool is that!
    The kid is going to explode on the scene!

  22. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Can’t wait to see Jerrah cry in his beer after a loss!

  23. Tye Says:

    Not much of a contest with a gimpy recovering qb or a backup QB for cowboys but a win is a win for the Bucs!

  24. rriddler Says:

    Bucs will be playing at New England on Thanksgiving night.

  25. Bucs Bro Says:

    Super Bowl champs opening at home on Thursday night are 13-3 opening the following season

    Can’t wait to be there in section 315

  26. geno711 Says:

    I see the same thing as Erick:
    Patriots game looks like Sunday night October 3rd in New England.

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Cowboys, my most hated team…go Bucs

  28. Architek Says:

    Cowboy soup baby!!!!!!

  29. Uhhmmm Says:

    What a terrible game to kick the year off 🤢🤮

  30. Jerry Says:

    According to Florio, Bucs-Pats game will be week 4 Sunday night.

  31. Mike C Says:

    Can’t believe we have this trash on our stage smh, on the other hand it will be a nice warm up game.

  32. bojim Says:

    Cool. I want to see a 40 million dollar QB running for his life all evening.

  33. Colonel Angus Says:

    Well I was way off! We should kick the dog sh!t out them Cowboys.

  34. Durango 95 Says:

    Thought it would be Dallas. National appeal out the wazoo. Was never hyped about a possible Buffalo opener. Out of Conference matchups jut don’t carry the same weight.