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

Pewter Report will have a LIVE broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Fans can watch the Bucs 2021 Schedule Release Pewter Report Podcast by clicking the link or on the PewterReportTV YouTube channel.

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1 month ago

Starting off 1-0 against the biggest franchise in the NFL, lets go.

1 month ago

Good schedule–with eight free agents and seven rookies, the Dallas D should still be introducing themselves to each other and Dan Quinn and hopefully will be chaotic. And by December our offense should be running smoothly for our toughest game.

1 month ago

Can’t wait!! Go Buc’s!!!!!!

1 month ago

I see positives for the Bucs with all 3 games schedule-wise. Playing a Cowboys defense with a new coordinator and new faces in week one is a nice spot. Playing in Foxboro early in the season is better than a late season cold weather game. Making the cold weather Bills come to the Florida heat in December is also advantageous. Good start to the schedule.

1 month ago

It will be so sweet to crush the Sowboys on opening day to get their season off on the right foot.

Mama, don’t let your Cowboys grow up to be babies…..

1 month ago

Possible games:
Sept 9th Dallas TNF, Sept 26th at Rams, Oct 3rd at Patriots SNF, Oct 14th at Eagles TNF, Oct 24th Bears, Oct 31st at Saints, Nov 14th at Wash Football Team, Nov 22nd Giants MNF, Dec 12th Bills, Dec 19th Saints SNF, Jan 2nd at Jets, Jan 9th Panthers

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