Bucs’ disappointing season ends with 31-14 wild-card loss to Cowboys

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2022 season came to a fitting end Monday night with a 31-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.

Dak Prescott threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, while the Bucs didn’t touch the scoreboard until the final play of the third quarter.

The Cowboys took an 18-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, and kicker Brett Maher missing four straight extra points might have been the only bad thing Dallas fans had to deal with all night long.

In what could be the last game of his legendary 23-year NFL career, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady completed 35 of his whopping 66 pass attempts for 351 yards and two touchdowns. Tampa Bay’s best drive of the first half ended with a Brady interception in the back of the end zone, the first red-zone turnover of Brady’s entire three-year stint with the Bucs so far.

Tight end Dalton Schultz led the Cowboys with 95 yards on seven receptions, including two of Prescott’s touchdown passes. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for 68 yards, including an 18-yard, fourth-down touchdown in the fourth quarter that put the game away.

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin set a new franchise record with 10 receptions, leading the team with 85 receiving yards on the night.

The Bucs finish their season with an overall record of 8-10, the first losing record of Brady’s career.

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire