The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Dallas Cowboys and unveil their Super Bowl LV championship banner in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.
The league is announcing the complete regular season schedule Wednesday night, but the Week 1 matchups were announced earlier in the day.
The Bucs-Cowboys game opens the new campaign Thursday, Sept. 9 on NBC.
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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady poked a little fun at the Cowboys on his Instagram story following the announcement that his team was playing “America’s Team” to kick off the season.
It’s fair to wonder whether we should still be calling the Cowboys “America’s Team.” They haven’t won a Super Bowl since the 1995 season. Dallas also has just four playoff wins and zero NFC Championship Game appearances since winning their fifth Super Bowl.
This Bucs-Cowboys matchup is a good one for Brady to begin Tampa Bay’s title defense.
The 43-year-old quarterback is 5-0 with 1,354 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in his career against the Cowboys. Brady’s last game versus Dallas was a 13-9 win in 2019 when he was playing for the New England Patriots.