Dallas Watch: 5 Days

September 6th, 2022

Opening-day loser.

Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott has a 2-4 career record in opening day games.

Coincidence? Consider Tom Brady’s record in his team’s first game of a season.

The Goat is a whopping 15-4 in opening-day starts, which is extraordinary when you accept that NFL schedule makers typically gave the Patriots a tough opening day opponent for the sake of the TV networks.

Joe attributes Brady’s Week 1 success to his insane preparation and all the extra prep time associated with the season opener.

On Sunday, Brady gets a depleted Dallas roster on opening day after beating them in Week 1 last season.

Seven-time Pro Bowl receiver  Torry Holt thinks Brady and the Bucs are set up to be a big bad bully of the NFC — starting Sunday night in Dallas.

Holt told SiriusXM NFL Radio he’s expecting nothing but “high-level football” from Brady from Day 1, especially with it being what Holt believes will be the start of Brady’s final season. Holt also is confident whatever distractions Brady may have off the field will drive more focus on it.

So can the Bucs lose if Brady is playing “high-level football?” Of course they can, but it’s a very rare occurrence.

Joe firmly believes Julio Jones is healthy and firing on all cylinders. That might only last five games, but at least for Sunday night, the Bucs will have a Hall of Fame duo at receiver for the greatest quarterback in history at the top of his game.

And the Bucs have other weapons, too, a total collection Dallas can’t match.

Joe pities those who would buck history and good sense and bet cash on the Cowboys to win.

8 Responses to “Dallas Watch: 5 Days”

  1. Smashsquatch Says:

    I pity the fool!

  2. MonkeyMan Says:

    What is Vegas thinking laying odds of only -1.5 on the Bucs. Biggest Christmas present ever for anyone with half a brain.

    On another note, all this Sean Payton verbal diarrhea today is really getting on my last nerve. I’ll say it again, if the Saints are so good this year and likely to win the division, why are they only favored by 5.5 points against arguably the worst team this year in the NFL (Atlanta)

    Can someone please answer that for me?

  3. Wild Bill Says:

    Bucs really need to win this game. And at least split with NO and Packers.

  4. BucsfanFred Says:

    Should be a good game.

  5. snookman Says:

    So much hype everyone is doubting Dallas and Green Bay based on last year. Im not. I see the Bucs starting the season slow. I think we will be ok in the long run but in the begining I think it is going to be a rough start for Tampa based on the teams that they are playing. I think we will be a 1-4 or 2-3 by week 5 at best. We will finish 11 -6

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Double Cee Dee Lamb. Todd. Todd?



  7. BoBojango Says:

    5 days to many!

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Fun fact: The last time the Bucs opened on the road in Dallas was in 2001, they won 10-6 on a Brad Johnson 1-yard rushing TD with 2:25 mins left.

    The Bucs defense held Dallas’ passing offense to… 28 yards, and just 127 yards total on the day.

    …and the Bucs still only won 10-6, with that defensive effort. Wow.

    I’m guessing this game is quite a bit more high scoring.