The GOAT does it again. At age 44, playing in his 22nd season and QB-record 300th regular season start, Tom Brady went off for 379 yards and four TDs in the season opener over the Dallas Cowboys. The game was full of mistakes on both sides, but the Bucs especially had plenty of penalties, turnovers, and defensive lapses to go around. In the end, the heroics of Tom Brady saved the defending champs from a season-opening defeat.
Brady now improves to 6-0 all time against the Cowboys, who welcomed back QB Dak Prescott back after missing most of last season with ankle injury. Prescott was a bright light for the Cowboys, throwing for 403 yards and three TDs. Despite a strong passing game for the Cowboys, the run game was non-existent and the defense and kicking game cost them mightily. While the Cowboys defense was able to force four turnovers, they ultimately couldn’t get to Brady and gave up a brutal 6.7 yards per play. Meanwhile kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a 31-yard field goal and an extra point in the first half, leaving points on the table that could have given the game a much different outcome.
The Cowboys now look ahead to a week two meeting with the Chargers in LA, while the Bucs remain at home to host the divisional rival Atlanta Falcons.