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NFL Week 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterJune 2, 2016

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys suffered brutal losses on Sunday, each in their own way. I'm not sure which is worse, losing like the Bucs did in a close, heart-stopping game that goes back and forth, or just getting completely clobbered like the Cowboys did in Seattle.

Obviously, each team has some pretty significant areas in need of improvement.

But to my eye, the Cowboys need to figure out a way to get wide receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant into space horizontally rather than running them on 15- to 20-yard out and dig routes, especially against Mark Barron, the Bucs' young, athletic safety. 

For the Buccaneers, Doug Martin is where it needs to continue to start, with play-action shots being taken down the field to Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. However, Martin will simply have to be the focal point.

The Cowboys' secondary is a much tougher test for Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman. Dropping him back more than 20-to-25 times is just asking for trouble. 

In the video above, we look at the matchups, fantasy implications and predict the final score of the big showdown in Dallas. 

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