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Now that we know the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2021 season against the Dallas Cowboys, the war of words has begun.
The Bucs were not shy about talking about their opening day opposition and how the Cowboys are no longer “America’s Team.”
For starters, Tom Brady took to Instagram to post the following: .
“(Sept. 9) Can’t come soon enough … excited to open against ‘America’s Team,’” Brady wrote, with a photo of himself celebrating and the Wandavision wink GIF above the picture.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys haven’t made a Super Bowl appearance since they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 1995.
Since then, Dallas has been a lot more hype than anything else.
The Cowboys actually haven’t even returned to the NFC championship game since then, while Brady has played in 14 conference championships since 2001.
One major key for this year’s Cowboys will be the comeback of quarterback Dak Prescott, who missed a good portion of last season with a broken ankle.
Dallas will look to get its 1970s ‘America’s Team’ swagger back when they head to Tampa for opening day. Beating the Bucs would be a statement win for the Cowboys — and one that could get them off to a fast start in 2021.
But they’ll likely have to listen to a whole bunch of reasons why they can’t win first.