The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a solid start against the Dallas Cowboys, but one play early in the second quarter ruined that. With Jameis Winston taking the field for just the second time this game, yakety sax came out to play.
That’s center Joe Hawley just getting straight up beat by Terrell McClain, and there’s not much Winston can do there. He should be a little more aware of the pressure and the ball could have been out quicker, but pressure arrives so quickly that it’s hard to fault him too much.
That turnover led to a short Ezekiel Elliott touchdown and a 10-3 lead for the Cowboys. That’s no surprise: the Bucs have played well the last month or so mostly because they haven’t turned over the ball, and taken it away a league-leading 14 times. Right now, they’re down 1-0 in the turnover department — and thus, down 10-3 in the points department.