Cowboys Game Thursday: Cowboys vs Buccaneers odds and prediction for NFL Week 1 game

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The Dallas Cowboys open the 2021 season on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will be a true test for the Cowboys as they will do everything in their power to make a statement against the defending Super Bowl champions.

Coming off a 6-10 season in 2020, the Cowboys, unfortunately, missed the NFL Playoffs in a weird NFC East race. The Washington Football Team clinched the division with just a 7-9 record as the Cowboys were right within the thick of things but when it mattered most, came up short at the end of the season.

The Buccaneers, on the other hand, enjoyed an 11-5 season that ended with a huge Super Bowl championship. It’s amazing the impact a quarterback can have on an entire organization as Tom Brady once again proved he’s one of the greatest football players to ever play the game. This Week 1 matchup will be the first regular season football game played to kick off the new NFL season.

Cowboys vs Buccaneers Odds Week 1

The Week 1 betting odds on WynnBET have the Buccaneers as 8.0-point favorites at home. The Buccaneers have -410 moneyline odds, while the Cowboys are the underdog at +310. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 51.5 points.

Cowboys vs Buccaneers Prediction Week 1

Things aren’t looking too good for the Cowboys entering this Week 1 matchup. They have two big pieces of their starting offensive line that bring huge question marks for the positional group to be at full strength.

Offensive guard Zack Martin is officially out due to landing on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and offensive tackle La’el Collins could be listed as probable due to a neck injury sustained in training camp. Considering that the Cowboys’ offensive line in the past has dealt with several injuries, it already doesn’t bode well for quarterback Dak Prescott to be given the time and protection he needs to do what he does best.

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It all comes down to the battle of the trenches in this game. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, if two of their top offensive linemen are out in Week 1, it doesn’t look good for them to leave Raymond James Stadium victorious. We’re predicting a 31-13 Buccaneers victory.

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