The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-9), led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, meet the Dallas Cowboys (8-6), led by quarterback Dak Prescott, in a Week 16 NFL football game on Sunday, December 23, 2018 (12/23/18) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Week 16
When: Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: Fox Sports Go
Replay: NFL GamePass (Subscription required)
Bucs notes: * QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 247 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. In his past 2 vs. NFC East, has 531 pass yards (265.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 118.7 rating. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Has 115+ rating in 2 of his past 4 on road. * RB PEYTON BARBER had 85 rush yards & TD in Week 15. Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5. Has 839 scrimmage yards this season & needs 161 yards for 1st-career 1,000 yard season. Has 167 rush yards (83.5 per game) & TD in his past 2 vs. NFC East. * WR MIKE EVANS ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,328 rec. yards & leads NFL averaging 17.9 yards per catch (min. 50 receptions) this season. Led team with 121 rec. yards, incl. 64-yarder, in Week 15. Aims for his 3rd in row with 85+ rec. yards. Has 321 rec. yards (80.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 4 vs. NFC East. Has 5 TD catches in 5 career road games vs. NFC East. TE CAMERON BRATE had TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 TDs in his past 4. Since 2016, ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 20 TD catches. * DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 3.5 sacks & FR in his past 5. Has 6 sacks, FF & 28-yard INT-TD in his past 6 at Dal. LB LAVONTE DAVID had 12 tackles, 2 sacks & FR last week. Has 34 tackles, 3 sacks & FR in his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row with 10+ tackles. In his past 2 meetings, has 21 tackles, 2 sacks & FR. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 9 tackles & sack.
Cowboys notes: QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 32 of 36 (career-high 88.9 pct.) for 279 yards & 99 rating & had rush TD in only career meeting. Has 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4. In his past 6 at home, has 1,674 pass yards (279 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 111.4 rating & 2 rush TDs. Has 17 rush TDs since entering league in 2016, most among NFL QBs. * RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads league in touches (358), rush yards (1,349) & scrimmage yards (1,892) this season. Had 128 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 41 rec.) last week. Aims for his 8th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & his 7th in row with 5+ catches. Had 159 rush yards & TD in only career meeting. In 7 home games in 2018, has 1,026 scrimmage yards (146.6 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.). * WR AMARI COOPER has 31 catches for 531 yards (132.8 per game) & 6 TDs in 4 home games with Dal. Since joining team in Week 9, ranks 2nd in NFC with 674 rec. yards & ties for league lead with 6 TD catches. Had 12 receptions for 173 yards & TD in only career meeting (10/30/16 with Oak.). WR ALLEN HURNS had 5 catches for 116 yards & TD in only career meeting (10/11/15 with Jax.). * DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 5.5 sacks & FR in his past 7 vs. NFC South. Has 8.5 sacks, 2 FFs & INT in his past 9 at home. LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 114 tackles in 2018. LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 11 tackles last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 9+ tackles. — NFL Communications