The Dallas Cowboys fell short in their bid for the NFC East title and a higher playoff seed in Week 18, finishing the season as the fifth seed and facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs.
The game is scheduled for Monday, January 16 at 8:25 p.m. EDT, as part of NFL Super Wild Card Weekend. The Buccaneers, led by Tom Brady, won the NFC South division and defeated the Cowboys in the regular season opener, 19-3. Brady has a perfect 7-0 record against the Cowboys, providing added motivation for Dallas to end his dominance.
The Cowboys will need to analyze their disjointed performance in their final regular season game against the Washington Commanders in order to improve their chances of victory in Tampa.