Cowboys vs. Buccaneers live updates: Dak, Dallas dominate Brady, Tampa to advance

The wild-card spherical of the NFL playoffs ended Monday with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys dominating Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, profitable 31-14.

Prescott had the perfect playoff efficiency of his profession to earn the win. He threw for 4 touchdowns and rushed for an additional as he threw for 305 yards within the win.

Meanwhile, Brady and the Buccaneers’ offense struggled to get going all night time lengthy. They have been shut out till the top of the third quarter as Brady accomplished 35-of-66 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns however threw a expensive interception in the long run zone within the first half.

The Cowboys will advance to tackle the San Francisco 49ers within the divisional spherical (Sunday, 6:30 pm ET on FOX).

Here are the highest performs!

Dallas Cowboys 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14

Big boy sack

Vita Vea introduced the thunder on third down, sacking Prescott to drive a Cowboys three-and-out for the second straight drive to open up the sport.

Cowboys rating first

After each groups went three-and-out in every of their first two possessions, Dallas lastly received the ball shifting in its third drive. Some performs by Michael Gallup and Tony Pollard, together with a roughing the passer penalty, arrange a Prescott 22-yard TD cross to Dalton Schultz.

The ensuing PAT went broad proper, although, preserving Dallas’ lead at 6-0 within the first.

Runnin’ Rachaad

Rachaad White made quite a few soar cuts to assist the Bucs lastly choose up a primary down on their third drive.

Tom Mahomes?

The 45-year-old QB made a play paying homage to the Kansas City Chiefs star, connecting with Chris Godwin on a working shovel cross to achieve 11 yards.

Brady Kearse’d

Moments after the published confirmed a graphic mentioning that Brady hadn’t thrown an interception within the purple zone since becoming a member of the Buccaneers in 2020, he threw an interception. Brady lobbed a choose to Jayron Kearse in the long run zone as he appeared like he was making an attempt to throw the ball out of bounds.

Dak assault

On fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Prescott saved the ball himself on the faux handoff and ran a bootleg into the top zone for the rating.

However, Brett Maher missed the PAT once more, preserving the Cowboys’ lead at 12-0 with simply over six minutes left within the second quarter.

Dak lays all of it out on third down

Needing six yards to get the primary down, Prescott scrambled and laid out to get 10 yards to preserve the Cowboys’ late first-half drive shifting.

Dak to Dalton for Dallas’ third TD

The Cowboys have been in management for the whole lot of the primary half, with Prescott discovering Schultz once more in the long run zone for an 11-yard rating.

The solely factor they weren’t accountable for although was their kicking sport. Maher missed a 3rd PAT, preserving the Cowboys’ lead at 18-0 proper earlier than halftime.

Gallup-ing to the rating

The Cowboys scored once more, marking 4 straight drives with a landing as they scored on their first possession of the second half. Prescott discovered Gallup at the back of the top zone for his third landing cross of the sport. Gallup appeared to be shut to stepping out of bounds on his reception, however the replay evaluate upheld his catch.

However, Maher missed his fourth PAT of the night time, preserving it a three-score sport at 24-0 with roughly 10 minutes left within the third quarter.

Bucs lastly rating

In what could be the ultimate sport within the NFL for each gamers, Brady discovered Julio Jones alongside the facet of the top zone for a landing to lastly get the Buccaneers on the board. Tampa wasn’t in a position to convert on the 2-point conversion although, preserving it a three-score sport at 24-6 on the finish of the third quarter.

Dallas goes for it on fourth down… and scores

With Maher struggling to make his PATs, the Cowboys opted to go for it on fourth-and-4 from the Buccaneers’ 18-yard line. The determination paid off after which some as Prescott discovered CeeDee Lamb broad open for the rating.

Oh, and Maher made the PAT this time to make it a 31-6 sport.

Bucs get a late rating

Looking to preserve it respectable, Brady discovered Cam Brate for a toe-tapping landing proper earlier than the two-minute warning. He additionally related with Mike Evans for the 2-point conversion that made it 31-14.

Bucs get the onside kick

It could be too little, too late for Tampa, nevertheless it recovered the onside kick proper on the two-minute warning. It’s simply the fourth time this season a staff’s recovered the onside kick.

Stay tuned for updates!

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