Dallas vs. Tampa Bay

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 8th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 1 - Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game 10,001 times. The Dallas Cowboys win 74.3% of the time by an average score of 27.0-20.0. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 1 NFL Scores page.

NFL Week 1
Cowboys emblemCowboys
@
Buccaneers
Sun., Sep. 13
Buccaneers emblem
NFC
Dallas
NFC
Tampa Bay
27GAME PROJECTION (Sep. 8, 2009)20
Win % 74.3 Win % 25.7
Over/Under 39.0 Spread 6.0
Win % ATS 49.8 Win % ATS 49.4
Over % 70.4 Under % 28.5
First Downs 22 First Downs 17
Rushing 8 Rushing 7
Passing 13 Passing 10
Penalty 1 Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 6/12 3rd Down Eff 6/14
4th Down Eff 0/0 4th Down Eff 1/2
Rushes-Yards 29-140 Rushes-Yards 33-139
Avg Rush 5 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 20-31-1 Comp-Att-Int 15-26-1
Passing Yards 248 Passing Yards 166
Sacked-Yards 1-8 Sacked-Yards 3-19
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 3-45 Punts-Avg 5-41
KR-Avg 4-23 KR-Avg 6-24
PR-Avg 4-9 PR-Avg 3-11
Penalties-Yards 4-23 Penalties-Yards 4-25
Time of Possession 30:46 Time of Possession 29:47
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Marion Barber 14.5 69.0 0.7
Felix Jones 8.5 49.0 0.7
Tashard Choice 3.1 16.2 0.2
Tony Romo 2.7 4.8 0.0
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Derrick Ward 10.9 49.8 0.4
Carnell Williams 10.0 41.1 0.2
Earnest Graham 9.5 39.7 0.3
Receiving REC YDS TD
Jason Witten 5.6 73.1 0.5
Roy Williams 5.2 70.4 0.5
Martellus Bennett 2.7 36.5 0.3
Marion Barber 3.0 27.8 0.2
Patrick Crayton 1.8 26.4 0.2
Tashard Choice 1.0 9.6 0.1
Receiving REC YDS TD
Antonio Bryant 4.1 60.5 0.4
Kellen Winslow 3.2 35.0 0.2
Sammie Stroughter 1.5 24.3 0.1
Michael Clayton 1.5 21.6 0.1
Derrick Ward 1.4 13.1 0.1
Jerramy Stevens 1.1 9.9 0.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Tony Romo 255.8 1.8 1.3
Passing YDS TD INT
Byron Leftwich 184.9 1.2 0.6
Field Goals Made Missed
Nick Folk 1.4 0.5
Field Goals Made Missed
Mike Nugent 0.9 0.5

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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