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Buccaneers at Cowboys: TV schedule, notes, and staff picks

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Game info from the NFL Week 15 capsule.

New England Patriots v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Broadcast Info

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter) SIRIUS: 103 (TB), 83 (Dal) | XM: 388 (TB), 225 (Dal)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 247 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. In his past 2 vs. NFC East, has 531 pass yards (265.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 118.7 rating. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Has 115+ rating in 2 of his past 4 on road.

• RB PEYTON BARBER had 85 rush yards & TD in Week 15. Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5. Has 839 scrimmage yards this season & needs 161 yards for 1st-career 1,000 yard season. Has 167 rush yards (83.5 per game) & TD in his past 2 vs. NFC East.

• WR MIKE EVANS ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,328 rec. yards & leads NFL averaging 17.9 yards per catch (min. 50 receptions) this season. Led team with 121 rec. yards, incl. 64-yarder, in Week 15. Aims for his 3rd in row with 85+ rec. yards. Has 321 rec. yards (80.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 4 vs. NFC East. Has 5 TD catches in 5 career road games vs. NFC East. TE CAMERON BRATE had TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 TDs in his past 4. Since 2016, ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 20 TD catches.

• DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 3.5 sacks & FR in his past 5. Has 6 sacks, FF & 28-yard INT-TD in his past 6 at Dal. LB LAVONTE DAVID had 12 tackles, 2 sacks & FR last week. Has 34 tackles, 3 sacks & FR in his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row with 10+ tackles. In his past 2 meetings, has 21 tackles, 2 sacks & FR. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 9 tackles & sack.

Cowboys Notes

• QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 32 of 36 (career-high 88.9 pct.) for 279 yards & 99 rating & had rush TD in only career meeting. Has 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4. In his past 6 at home, has 1,674 pass yards (279 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 111.4 rating & 2 rush TDs. Has 17 rush TDs since entering league in 2016, most among NFL QBs.

• RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads league in touches (358), rush yards (1,349) & scrimmage yards (1,892) this season. Had 128 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 41 rec.) last week. Aims for his 8th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & his 7th in row with 5+ catches. Had 159 rush yards & TD in only career meeting. In 7 home games in 2018, has 1,026 scrimmage yards (146.6 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.).

• WR AMARI COOPER has 31 catches for 531 yards (132.8 per game) & 6 TDs in 4 home games with Dal. Since joining team in Week 9, ranks 2nd in NFC with 674 rec. yards & ties for league lead with 6 TD catches. Had 12 receptions for 173 yards & TD in only career meeting (10/30/16 with Oak.). WR ALLEN HURNS had 5 catches for 116 yards & TD in only career meeting (10/11/15 with Jax.).

• DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 5.5 sacks & FR in his past 7 vs. NFC South. Has 8.5 sacks, 2 FFs & INT in his past 9 at home. LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 114 tackles in 2018. LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 11 tackles last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 9+ tackles.

Series History

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 12-4

STREAKS: Cowboys have won 6 of past 7

LAST GAME: 12/18/16: Buccaneers 20 at Cowboys 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/18/16

Week 16 Staff Picks

Latest line: Cowboys by 7, over/under: 48

Gil (9-5): Cowboys 30, Bucs 21

James (7-7): Cowboys 34, Bucs 20

Evan (9-5): Cowboys 31, Bucs 14

Alex (7-7): Cowboys 28, Bucs 17

Jon (7-7): Cowboys 28, Bucs 21

Kyle (12-2): Bucs 27, Cowboys 24

David (6-8): Cowboys 31, Bucs 21

Bailey (6-8): Cowboys 30, Bucs 21

Dustin (7-7): Cowboys 31, Bucs 21