Cowboys vs. Buccaneers live updates: Dallas scores first

The wild-card round of the NFL playoffs comes to a close Monday with Dak Prescott and the NFC’s fifth-seeded Dallas Cowboys on the road to battle Tom Brady and the fourth-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The winner will advance to take on the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX).

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Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Setting the stage

The last wild-card game of these playoffs get underway soon in Tampa, as the Cowboys aim to win their first postseason game since the 2018 season and their first road playoff game since the 1992 campaign.

On the other side, the Bucs are aiming to advance to their third consecutive divisional round.

Jason Peters will start at LT for Cowboys

Dallas will also have someone in their 40s play a pivotal role on Monday. Peters will get the start at left tackle, as usual starting left tackle Tyler Smith will move to left guard following the injury to center Tyler Biadasz. It’s just Peters’ second start of the season.

Ryan Jensen to make his return

The Buccaneers’ starting center is making his season debut on Monday, less than six months after suffering a severe left knee injury in July. 

Big boy sack

Vita Vea brought the thunder on third down, sacking Prescott to force the Cowboys to go three-and-out for the second straight drive to open up the game.

Stay tuned for updates!

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