According to Bleacher Report senior writer Master Tesfatsion, the Bucs will open the NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Bucs have since confirmed that report.
Tesfatsion also reported that Tom Brady’s return to New England will occur in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football. The Patriots remain the only team Brady has never beaten in his NFL career due to never playing against them. If Brady can overcome Bill Belichick, he’ll become the fourth quarterback in league history to beat every team, joining Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
The season opener should be an intriguing matchup between two of the best offenses in the NFL. Dak Prescott’s return from a gruesome season-ending ankle injury a year ago against Tom Brady seeking an eighth Super Bowl title at 44 years old will be a square-off with plenty of storylines. The game will also feature a battle between the best two receiving corps in the NFL, as Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown and Scotty Miller line up on one side while Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup align on the other.
On the other hand, the NFL is banking on the Cowboys turning things around quickly after an injury-riddled 6-10 season that featured one of the league’s worst defenses in Dallas. The Cowboys haven’t made the playoffs in two seasons, but are a popular pick to contend in 2021 due to the return to health of several key players.
Bucs Revealed 2021 Schedule
Tesfatsion’s report on these two games leaves us with three revealed dates for 2021 Bucs games:
Week 1 vs Dallas on Thursday Night Football
At New England in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football
Week 14 vs Buffalo on Sunday late afternoon game
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