Dallas Cowboys Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Key Matchups

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Tom Edrington in NFL
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When the Dallas Cowboys meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Sunday, there are some very important match ups that will determine the success or failure of these teams in the 2009 NFL season opener. DALLAS OFFENSIVE LINE vs. BUCCANEER DEFENSIVE LINE This is a very important matchup to watch. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to play like an NFC East team, they want to run first, then pass. NFC East offensive lines are typically, well, HUGE. Dallas  is  no exception. Just look at left tackle Flozell Adams (6'7", 338), right guard Leonard Davis (6'6", 353), who are the biggest of the Cowboys front. If Tampa's smallish defense can't elude the blocks, it could be a long afternoon. Tampa rookie Roy Williams, 330 pounds of explosive muscle, has won a starting s ...

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