3. Cowboys beat the Bucs in 1983
This was another back and forth game, but the Cowboys came out victorious in this one, beating Tampa Bay 30-17. The lead changed a whopping four times in this contest. Dallas was down 17-16 heading into the fourth quarter. From there, it was all Cowboys.
Similar to today’s Dallas team, a lot of the victory was thanks to the defense. Monty Hunter had a 19-yard pick-six to put the Cowboys up 23-17. Cowboys great Everson Walls also had an interception in the matchup.
Quarterback Danny White led Dallas with over 300 throwing yards. His 10-yard pass to Timmy Newsome sealed the deal on the game. Tony Dorsett also had over 100 yards rushing.
The Cowboys impressively held down future Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams to help secure the victory.
Dallas would go on to beat the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round, but lose to the Washington Redskins in the NFC Championship, missing a shot at the Super Bowl.