- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

TAMPA BAY (8-5) at DALLAS (11-2)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buccaneers 8-5, Cowboys 9-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 13-4

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat Cowboys 10-6, Nov. 15, 2015

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Saints 16-11; Cowboys lost to Giants 10-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 11, Cowboys No. 2





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys, already in playoffs and coming off loss that ended 11-game winning streak, can clinch NFC East and first-round bye with win and New York Giants loss or tie against Detroit. Can also clinch with tie and Giants loss. … Tampa Bay’s five-game winning streak is club’s longest since Super Bowl-winning season of 2002. … Buccaneers have NFL-high 10 interceptions in past five games, in four-way tie for league lead with 25 takeaways. … QB Jameis Winston averaging 275 yards passing with six TDs, two interceptions in past four road games. … RB Doug Martin averaging 102 yards from scrimmage in past 13 road games. … Former Texas A&M; WR Mike Evans third in NFL with 10 TD catches. … DE Robert Ayers seeks fourth straight game with sack. … Cowboys QB Dak Prescott leads NFL rookies with 20 TDs passing, 102.7 rating. Coming off season-worst 45.4 rating. … Rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott leads NFL with 1,392 yards rushing, leads NFC with 12 TDs rushing. He has team rookie record with six 100-yard games. … RB Darren McFadden, team’s leading rusher last season, activated from non-football injury list (broken elbow in offseason) and could make season debut. … WR Dez Bryant has four TD catches past four home games, but coming off second one-catch game of season vs. Giants. Fumbled after only catch last week. … LB Sean Lee had franchise-record 22 tackles last week, has tied career best of 156 tackles from last season with three games remaining. … Rookie CBs Vernon Hargreaves of Tampa and Anthony Brown of Dallas had first career interceptions last week. Fantasy Tip: Buccaneers have allowed average of 99 yards rushing during five-game winning streak, 53 yards below Cowboys’ average.


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