Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ranking their five primetime games

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Week 1 vs. Dallas Cowboys (Thursday/Opening Night)

Ordinarily, the opening Thursday Night game to kick off the season would be number one, especially one involving the Dallas Cowboys. With our number one game on this list, it’ll make sense why.

Despite the fact that the Cowboys went 6-10 a season ago, they will always move the needle when it comes to eyeballs, clicks, and ratings. This game will also be the return of a healthy Dak Prescott which will bring an added storyline, even though the team was 1-3 at the time of his injury with their sole win coming off of a miracle onside kick, but that’s neither here nor there.

As for the game itself, it will most likely go how most Buccaneers games should go this year, with the Bucs eating a W. The ferocious front-seven of the Bucs should feast on the Cowboys’ aging and aching offensive line, keyword being should. It’ll also probably go how most Cowboys games/losses go with them falling down relatively big early, then Dak throwing for a million yards in garbage time making the game look closer than it really was.

Of course, anything can happen on any given Sunday, or in this case Thursday, but fans of the Buccaneers are eager to kick the season off with a win, and fans of the NFL are eager to just kick the season off. However, this isn’t the most anticipated primetime, or game in general.