Big Picture: 5 Storylines for Cowboys and Bucs

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Big Picture: 5 Storylines for Cowboys & Buccaneers
Sep 05, 2021 at 01:00 PM
https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/...cRd8dqpXkybPSyLt6cqFqcs5kiAH_JcABYPgIh-7O_S7A

For many football fans, this is the best week of the year. College football is back in full force, the Friday night lights are shining in communities across the country, and the NFL has all 32 organizations in action to kick off the 2021 season. It just so happens that the Cowboys take center stage to open the campaign as they take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here are five of the most important storylines for each team heading into Thursday night's season opener.

Buccaneers
  • Tampa Bay will begin their defense of their Super Bowl 55 title Thursday night on the same field in which they won it. The biggest difference from February to September will be the size of the crowd (or party) that'll be in attendance. Thursday is expected to have a full crowd in Raymond James Stadium as the Buccaneers raise their second championship banner in the organization's history.
  • The top storyline from Buccaneers camp? Quarterback Tom Brady is entering his 21st NFL season and does so with seven Super Bowl rings and is searching for his eighth. Enough said.
  • Repeat winners have not been an easy task in the Super Bowl era. In fact, an NFL team has won back-to-back titles a total of only eight times. The last time it happened was in 2003-04 when New England defeated the Panthers in Super Bowl 38 with, you guessed it, Tom Brady playing quarterback. Kansas City's repeat bid was slashed last season by this Tampa Bay team, who has reloaded for another run of their own by returning all 22 starters on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
 
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Big Picture: 5 Storylines for Cowboys & Buccaneers
Sep 05, 2021 at 01:00 PM
https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/...cRd8dqpXkybPSyLt6cqFqcs5kiAH_JcABYPgIh-7O_S7A

For many football fans, this is the best week of the year. College football is back in full force, the Friday night lights are shining in communities across the country, and the NFL has all 32 organizations in action to kick off the 2021 season. It just so happens that the Cowboys take center stage to open the campaign as they take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here are five of the most important storylines for each team heading into Thursday night's season opener.

Buccaneers
  • Tampa Bay will begin their defense of their Super Bowl 55 title Thursday night on the same field in which they won it. The biggest difference from February to September will be the size of the crowd (or party) that'll be in attendance. Thursday is expected to have a full crowd in Raymond James Stadium as the Buccaneers raise their second championship banner in the organization's history.
  • The top storyline from Buccaneers camp? Quarterback Tom Brady is entering his 21st NFL season and does so with seven Super Bowl rings and is searching for his eighth. Enough said.
  • Repeat winners have not been an easy task in the Super Bowl era. In fact, an NFL team has won back-to-back titles a total of only eight times. The last time it happened was in 2003-04 when New England defeated the Panthers in Super Bowl 38 with, you guessed it, Tom Brady playing quarterback. Kansas City's repeat bid was slashed last season by this Tampa Bay team, who has reloaded for another run of their own by returning all 22 starters on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
Only 3 more days before we get to see what they've been up to in those top secret practices. I know it irritates a lot of folks & I fully understand why - we're about to get it started, but none of us really know what to expect yet.
 

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Big Picture: 5 Storylines for Cowboys & Buccaneers
Sep 05, 2021 at 01:00 PM
https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/...cRd8dqpXkybPSyLt6cqFqcs5kiAH_JcABYPgIh-7O_S7A

For many football fans, this is the best week of the year. College football is back in full force, the Friday night lights are shining in communities across the country, and the NFL has all 32 organizations in action to kick off the 2021 season. It just so happens that the Cowboys take center stage to open the campaign as they take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here are five of the most important storylines for each team heading into Thursday night's season opener.

Buccaneers
  • Tampa Bay will begin their defense of their Super Bowl 55 title Thursday night on the same field in which they won it. The biggest difference from February to September will be the size of the crowd (or party) that'll be in attendance. Thursday is expected to have a full crowd in Raymond James Stadium as the Buccaneers raise their second championship banner in the organization's history.
  • The top storyline from Buccaneers camp? Quarterback Tom Brady is entering his 21st NFL season and does so with seven Super Bowl rings and is searching for his eighth. Enough said.
  • Repeat winners have not been an easy task in the Super Bowl era. In fact, an NFL team has won back-to-back titles a total of only eight times. The last time it happened was in 2003-04 when New England defeated the Panthers in Super Bowl 38 with, you guessed it, Tom Brady playing quarterback. Kansas City's repeat bid was slashed last season by this Tampa Bay team, who has reloaded for another run of their own by returning all 22 starters on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

The bucs havent even hit their stride yet as a team or an offense. Brady winning the SB the first year out is just ridiculous. They were always going to be better in the 2nd year with the timing.
 

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All I'm realistically hoping for is to look like a team that can compete on any given Sunday. We are massive underdogs in this game but a defeat won't mean much if we look like we can score points and have a clear strategy of how to do it.
 
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