Tom Brady does it again in Bucs win over Dallas on opening night
Tom Brady is 44 years old and still picking apart defenses and leading his team on game-winning drives. Simply remarkable. After Dallas Kicker Greg Zuerlein nailed a long field goal with 1:24 left on the clock, there is not one NFL fan who should have thought Tom Brady wasn’t going to put the Buccaneers in a position to win the game. He did just that. Tom Terrific, as we have seen for the past 2 decades, kept his cool and led his team down the field for yet another comeback victory,31-29 to kick off the 2021 NFL season. Brady finished with 379 yards, 4 TD’s and 2 INT, although neither would be considered Tom‘s fault. Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin both went for over 100 yards receiving and a TD each while Rob Gronkowski caught 8 balls for 90 yards and 2 TD’s as Tampa Bay starts the season 1-0. On the other side with Dallas, let it be known across the world that Dak Prescott is back and seemingly hasn’t missed a step. After missing most of 2020 with a lower leg injury, Dak came out and showed the world he was still a premier QB in the league. Prescott finished with 403 yards to go with 3 TDs and 1 INT. He was cool, calm, and collected in the pocket, even as the relentless Tampa Bay defense did everything they could to slow him down. On the 1st night of the season, Dak proved he should be the leader in the clubhouse to take home Comeback Player of the Year, and maybe even more than that. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb each went for over 100 yards receiving as well with Cooper snagging 13 catches and 2 TD’s while Lamb went for 104 yards and a score. Despite the loss, Dallas can hold their heads high knowing they gave the defending champs everything they could handle until the very end. With a very favorable schedule upcoming, expect Dallas to make some noise in the NFC East. As for Tampa, this is the exact type of hard-fought victory that led them to a title a year ago. With a QB like Brady at the helm, they are truly never out of reach of the prospect of a repeat. Coming up, Tampa will remain at home for a divisional showdown with the Atlanta Falcons and the Cowboys will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers.