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15 November 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys Postgame Notes (11/15/15)

- With Dallas facing third-and-10 at the Tampa Bay 16-yard line, LB Kwon Alexander dropped Cowboys QB Matt Cassel for an eight-yard loss, forcing Dallas to settle for a field goal. Alexander now has 2.0 sacks on the season.
 
- Alexander is now tied with former linebackers Keith Browner (2.0 in 1984) and Mason Foster (2.0 in 2011) for the second-most sacks by a rookie linebacker in team history. Alexander joins former S David Greenwood as the only rookies in team history to have at least 2.0 sacks and two interceptions in their first season.
 
- On Tampa Bay’s ensuing drive, the Buccaneers evened the score, with K Connor Barth connecting on a 52-yard field goal attempt. With that field goal, he passed former FB Mike Alstott for the third-most points in team history. Barth later added an extra point, to move his career totals with Tampa Bay as 434 points.
 
BUCCANEERS CAREER POINTS SCORED
 
Rank      Player, Years                                           Points
1.           K Martin Gramatica, 1999-2004                  592
2.           K Michael Husted, 1993-98                         502
3.           K Connor Barth, 2009-12, 2015                 434
4.           FB Mike Alstott, 1996-2006                         432
5.           K Matt Bryant, 2005-08                              416
5.           K Donald Igwebuike, 1985-89                      416
 
- RB Doug Martin finished today’s game with 63 rushing yards, passing former running backs Reggie Cobb and Ricky Bell for the sixth-most rushing yards in team history.
 
MOST RUSHING YARDS – Team History
                                                                                                                                                              
Rank         Player                                                Yards
1.              RB James Wilder, 1981-89                 5,957
2.              FB Mike Alstott, 1996-2007                 5,088
3.              RB Warrick Dunn, 1997-2001, 2008    4,986
4.              RB Carnell Williams, 2005-10              3,677
5.              RB Michael Pittman, 2002-07              3,364
6.              RB Doug Martin, 2012-Pres.             3,110
7.              RB Reggie Cobb, 1990-93                  3,061
8.              RB Ricky Bell, 1977-81                       3,057
9.              RB Errict Rhett, 1994-97                     2,853
10.            FB/RB Earnest Graham, 2004-11        2,047
 
- In the third quarter, DE William Gholston recorded his first sack of the season, bringing down Cassel for a 1-yard loss. Gholston now has 5.0 career sacks.
 
- Later in the third quarter, with the Cowboys facing third-and-3 from the Tampa Bay 48-yard line, the Buccaneers recorded their third sack of the game after LB Lavonte David dropped Cassel for a three-yard loss, the second sack of the season for David. He now has 12.0 in his career.
 
- WR Mike Evans finished today’s game with eight catches for 126 yards, his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and the seventh of his career. His four 100-yard games this season are tied for the fourth-most in team history, while his seven career games are tied for the sixth-most in franchise history.
 
MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES (Single Game) – Team History
                                                                                                                                                               
Rank         Player                                                100-Yd. Games
1.              WR Mark Carrier, 1989                       9
2.              WR Antonio Bryant, 2008                   6
3.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012                 5
4.              WR Mike Evans, 2015                       4
4.              WR Joey Galloway 2005                     4
4.              WR Joey Galloway 2006                     4
4.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2013                 4
4.              WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2001             4
4.              WR Keenan McCardell, 2003              4
 
MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES – Team History
                                                                                                                                                               
Rank         Player                                                100-Yd. Games
1.              WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                  15
2.              WR Kevin House, 1980-85                  14
3.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-Pres.        13
4.              WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000-03*      12
5.              WR Joey Galloway 2005-07                11
6.              WR Antonio Bryant, 2008-09               7
6.              WR Mike Evans, 2014-Pres.              7
6.              TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                   7
8.              WR Keenan McCardell, 2002-03         6
10.            WR Horace Copeland, 1993-97           5
10.            WR Bruce Hill, 1987-91                      5
 
 *Recorded one 100-yard game in postseason.
 
- Tampa Bay scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run from QB Jameis Winston with 54 seconds remaining, to go ahead 9-6, before Barth added the extra point for a 10-6 lead. The drive marked Winston’s first career fourth-quarter comeback and the second game-winning drive of his career (also at Atlanta).
 
- Today’s win marks the team’s first fourth-quarter comeback this season (last, 9/28/14 at PIT).
 
- Winston now has four rushing touchdowns on the season, tied for the third-most by a quarterback in a single season in team history.
 
MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY A QB, SINGLE SEASON - Team History
                                                                                                                                                               
Rank         Player                                                Rush TD
1.              Shaun King, 2000                               5
1.              Steve Young, 1986                             5
3.              Josh Freeman, 2011                          4
3.              Doug Williams, 1980                           4
3.              Doug Williams, 1981                           4
3.              Jameis Winston, 2015                      4
 
- On the game’s final possession, Dallas had the ball at Tampa Bay’s 45-yard line, when Matt Cassel threw a pass attempt in the end zone, which was intercepted by S Bradley McDougald, his second interception of the season and the third of his career.
 
- With McDougald’s interception, the Buccaneers extended their takeaway streak to 16 straight games, the team’s longest since doing so in 54 consecutive contests (10/29/00 vs. MIN-12/7/03 at NO).
 
- Tampa Bay’s defense held Dallas to 216 net yards, a season-low by a Buccaneers opponent and the fewest yards allowed since facing Chicago last season (204 yards, 11/23/14).
 
- The Buccaneers defense limited the Cowboys to 42 rushing yards, the fewest allowed since setting a franchise record with 2 rush yards allowed vs. Miami in 2013 (11/11/13).
 
- Tampa Bay’s offense finished the game with 327 net yards, their eighth consecutive game with at least 275 yards, tied for the fifth-longest streak in franchise history.
 
LONGEST STREAKS, 275+ YARDS
(Team History)
 
Rank    Length                                                           
1.         19 games (9/16/84 vs. DET-10/6/85 vs. CHI)
2.         13 games (9/30/12 vs. WAS-12/30/12 vs. ATL)
3.         12 games (12/2/07 at NO-10/19/08 vs. SEA)
4.         9 games (12/5/10 vs. ATL-10/3/11 vs. IND)
5.         8 games (9/20/15 at NO-Pres.)
5.         8 games (9/26/10 vs. PIT-11/21/10 at SF)
5.         8 games (11/22/81 vs. GB-11/21/82 at DAL)*
 
*Season interrupted by strike
 
- Today’s paid attendance: 64,133
 
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#31 S     Major Wright
#36  S     D.J. Swearinger
#56 DE   Jacquies Smith
#74  G     Ali Marpet
#83 WR  Vincent Jackson
#87  TE   Austin Seferian-Jenkins
 
- Today’s starting lineups:
 
OFFENSE
WR    #17  Donteea Dye
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #70  Logan Mankins
C       #68  Joe Hawley
RG    #62  Evan Smith
RT     #78  Gosder Cherilus
TE     #88  Luke Stocker
FB     #46  Jorvorskie Lane
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #22  Doug Martin

DEFENSE
DE     #92  William Gholston
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #97  Akeem Spence
DE     #95  Howard Jones
NB     #21  Alterraun Verner
MLB  #58  Kwon Alexander
WLB  #54  Lavonte David
CB     #26  Sterling Moore
CB     #38  Jude Adjei-Barimah
SS     #23  Chris Conte      
FS     #30  Bradley McDougald

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