Quarterback Josh Freeman and the Bucs quicksand offense had very little chance of moving the ball against the Cowboys Saturday night.
After Freeman ran 25 yards for a first down on the opening series before fumbling the next play, Tampa Bay went three-and-out four straight times and trailed 28-0 in the first half.
The Bucs offensive line arguably played its worst game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Freeman was only 2-of-4 pasing and the Bucs produced only one first down until late in the third quarter.
"We only ran like 16 plays in the first half,'' Freeman said. "The initial drive started off, fumble, I thought we were going to get things rolling then. Then the next couple of drives were just tough. Tough to drop back, get guys open, make a play. Things just didn't come together on whatever those two plays, three plays on third down, resulting in three-and-outs. As a quarterback, you have to find a way to push through that, find a way t...