Wild card weekend goes out with a bang when the Buccaneers host the Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on Monday evening.
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It’s a website that did not appear too more likely to host a playoff recreation only a few weeks in the past. Tampa struggled to mount a lot of a rhythm all through the season, a stark distinction from the workforce’s success in years previous.
But with Tom Brady, Mike Evans and firm exhibiting up because the 12 months ended, they captured the NFC South crown. And regardless of ending with a sub-.500 report, the playoffs are an entire totally different kettle of fish. Brady is aware of that higher than anybody else.
Dallas, in the meantime, finds itself in limbo. The Cowboys have lengthy been the bridesmaids, however hardly ever the brides over the previous few a long time. And though this 12 months’s roster is brimming with expertise, it is unclear if head coach Mike McCarthy can coax it out, particularly with the strain on.
The lights might be vivid for this week’s “Monday Night Football” recreation. With the stakes as excessive as they’ve ever been, which workforce will prevail?
Only time will inform.
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With that, here is all the pieces you have to know concerning the Dallas-Tampa Bay playoff matchup broadcasting on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”
Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- matchups: Cowboys at Buccaneers
- Location: Raymond James Stadium at Tampa Bay, Florida.
The last contest of the wild card slate pits the Cowboys (12-5) vs. the Buccaneers (8-9).
Dallas comes into the sport off the again of an unsightly Week 18 loss to Washington, one by which the Cowboys struggled on each ends of the sector. Dallas’ postseason struggles are frequent information, particularly over the previous decade or so. And though the Cowboys carry a slew of proficient gamers — notably Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Tony Pollard and Micah Parsons, amongst others — it stays to be seen whether or not America’s Team can recover from the hump and make an actual push in direction of postseason success.
Tampa Bay, in the meantime, overcame a season filled with disappointment to seize the NFC South title. Tom Brady struggled for a lot of the season, as did the Bucs’ offense as an entire. But you by no means wish to depend Tom Terrific out within the clutch, particularly not in a house playoff recreation in opposition to a workforce missing in confidence.
Needless to say, it must be a starstruck evening at Raymond James Stadium.
What time is the NFL recreation tonight?
- Date: Monday, Jan. 16
- Start time: 8:15 pm ET
Cowboys vs. Buccaneers will kick off at 8:15 pm ET, the identical time slot that “Monday Night Football” has aired all through the season.
What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?
- Game: Cowboys at Buccaneers
- Date: Monday, Jan. 16
- TV channel: ESPN (US) | TSN 2/4/CTV (Canada)
- Live stream: ESPN app | ESPN.com | ESPN+ | fuboTV | DAZN (Canada)
Per common, ESPN will air “Monday Night Football,” with Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) main the protection.
There are quite a few methods to comply with the motion for viewers with and with out cable. Those with cable subscriptions will be capable to watch the sport freed from cost on ESPN.com or with the ESPN app. Additionally, NFL followers with an ESPN+ subscription can discover the competition there, streaming concurrently as the sport broadcasts on ESPN.
Those with cable subscriptions will be capable to watch the sport for free on ESPN.com or the ESPN app on gadgets the place it’s supported. Additionally, NFL followers with an ESPN+ subscription will be capable to view the competition there as the sport airs on ESPN.
“Manningcast” will return to the fore for Wild Card Weekend, with Peyton and Eli returning to the sales space to interrupt down the competition because it occurs.
Cord-cutters can discover the sport on fuboTV, which gives a free trial.
In Canada, followers can watch the sport on TSN 2/4, CTV, or with DAZN, which carries each NFL recreation.
NFL stay stream for Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
Cowboys vs. Buccaneers might be broadcast on ESPN. Still, there’s quite a lot of methods for NFL followers with and with out cable to faucet into the motion.
One such approach is ESPN.com, which can concurrently stream Monday’s contest for these with a cable subscription, as will the ESPN App.
Cord-cutters, don’t have any concern: the sport may even be provided on ESPN+ (pending subscription) in addition to fuboTV, which gives a free trial.