Cowboys-Buccaneers by the numbers

December, 17, 2011
12/17/11
1:40
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Let’s start getting ready for Saturday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys with some nuggets from ESPN Stats & Information.

The Bucs are on a seven-game losing streak. That’s the second-longest losing streak the Bucs have had since 2001. The longest was an 11-game losing streak from Week 14 of 2008 through Week 7 of the 2009 season.

Tampa Bay running back LeGarrette Blount has five fumbles. That’s the second-highest total in the NFL.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is 2-0 against the Buccaneers. In those games, he has thrown eight touchdown passes and averaged 329.5 passing yards per game.

The Cowboys have had a lot of success in three-receiver sets recently. In the past seven games, Romo has eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in three-receiver sets. Laurent Robinson, who once was cast aside by the Atlanta Falcons, has caught five of those eight touchdown passes.

Dallas’ defense has been horrendous in the fourth quarter and overtime this season. The Cowboys have allowed 96 fourth-quarter or overtime points (No. 26 in the league) and 1,516 yards (No. 30).

This will be the first Saturday game for the Buccaneers since Christmas Eve 2005, when they defeated Atlanta in overtime at home.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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