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Bucs score late, send Cowboys to seventh straight loss

Jameis Winston scored on a 1-yard naked bootleg with 54 seconds to play in regulation, the decisive points in the Buccaneers' 10-6 win over the flatlining Cowboys. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Rookie quarterbacks will always have peaks and valleys, and Winston is no different. Winston threw two interceptions -- he had gone four games without a turnover before Sunday -- and very nearly cost the Bucs the game with a goal-line fumble on Tampa Bay's final drive that was recovered in the end zone by the Cowboys. A defensive holding penalty wiped out the turnover and gave the Bucs new life. Better to be lucky than good.
  1. The Cowboys have lost seven straight games because they have no idea how to finish without Tony Romo. Dez Bryant had his chances in this one, dropping a Matt Cassel pass with four minutes to play that would have been a huge third-down conversion. Bryant had a chance to redeem himself on the Cowboys' last play from scrimmage, but he didn't make a play on Cassel's end-zone heave that was intercepted by Bradley McDougald. Bryant was calling for pass interference, but he would have been better off just going up for the ball.
  1. Mike Evans was hard on himself last week after finishing with "just" eight catches off 17 targets against the Giants. He had eight more catches on Sunday -- this time on 13 targets -- and was Winston's security blanket all day. Evans was abusing Morris Claiborne before the cornerback left with a hamstring injury.
  1. Darren McFadden had been one of the most productive running backs in football over the past three weeks, but Tampa Bay bottled up the entire Dallas running game for just 2.0 yards per rush on 21 carries. No Cowboys player had a longer run than seven yards.
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