Dallas Cowboys loss makes Buccaneers look that much worse – The Pewter Plank

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The NFL world really is a cruel world. You don’t have to tell this to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they found out that their Super Bowl window was only open for about about a year and a half, and that was with Tom Brady at quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys made the world aware of this, defeating the Buccaneers in dominating fashion in the wildcard round, with the Bucs making Dak Prescott look like a world-beater in the process.
The divisional round however, does not reflect kindly on the Buccaneers either.
Much has been made of the no-ring circus that is Dallas of recent years, and the incredible manner in which they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, especially the last two plays. With that being the case, we won’t dwell on it too much. The nuts and bolts of it is though, the offense looked completely inept, especially Prescott, albeit against a stout defense.
Therein lies the problem for the Buccaneers.
Prescott and the Cowboys offense, marched up and down the field with ease when they traveled to Raymond James Stadium for the wildcard round of the playoffs. While the defense of the Bucs does not match up to that of the 49ers, the discrepancy in the two games to jarring.
Long story short, the Cowboys losing to the 49ers, and especially the way they did, makes the Bucs look so much worse, to the point of being almost pathetic.
Fortunately, considering the standing of the Cowboys in the NFL world, their ineptitude will be the focus, and not that of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately though, this is something that fans want to sit with for the entire offseason, if not longer.
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