Why eight Cowboys' defenders played the first offensive snap of their NFL careers in Tampa Bay

Why eight Cowboys' defenders played the first offensive snap of their NFL careers in Tampa Bay

As good as Dak Prescott was Thursday night in Tampa Bay, he probably wasn’t going to throw a 75-yard touchdown pass with two seconds remaining to give Dallas the win. So Prescott and the Cowboys’ offense didn’t take the field for the game’s final play. Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore didn’t even make a call. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy left that up to special teams coordinator John Fassel. After kicker Ryan Succop put the Buccaneers ahead 31-29 with a 36-yard field goal, Bradley Pinion’s ensuing kickoff went through the back of the end zone, setting up Dallas from its own 25 with 2 seconds on the clock. Fassel, the man responsible for calling the famous “watermelon kick” that helped beat the Atlanta Falcons last year in Week 2, was tasked with …
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