There’s a reason why the NFL continues to shove the Dallas Cowboys down our throats every year.
They pull some insane ratings.
Per NFL insider Dov Kleiman, Sunday Night Football had its largest audience for an opening game since 2015. That had an insane 25 million viewers tuned in to see the Buccaneers defeat the Cowboys:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a final score of 19-3 in Week 1 on Sunday Night Football, earning Todd Bowles his first win as head coach in Tampa Bay.
Leonard Fournette led the team with 127 yards while adding 10 receiving yards on two catches. Tom Brady completed 18-of-27 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown.
The Cowboys also lost quarterback Dak Prescott for a significant amount of time with a broken hand.
The Buccaneers defense held the Cowboys to three points.