In this week’s episode of More Than Football, Pro Football Network’s Chief NFL Analyst Trey Wingo and PFN Chief Innovation Officer Brett Yarris discuss Thursday Night Football’s Cowboys vs. Buccaneers matchup that kicks off the 2021 NFL season. Additionally, they touch on Cam Newton’s future with the league and some potential landing spots for the former MVP.
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Cowboys vs. Buccaneers | The ultimate competitor against the comeback kid
When Thursday Night Football kicks off at 8:20 PM ET, all eyes are going to be on Tom Brady, who is entering the season at 44 years old after winning his seventh Super Bowl. Brady returns with an impressive unit that didn’t lose any key players from last season. This includes a terrifying defensive front with Ndamukong Suh, Vita Vea, and William Gholston.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys come into this game with Dak Prescott back under center after a horrifying ankle injury sidelined the QB for most of 2020. The team has a new-look defense with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn taking over the reins.
Do the Cowboys have a chance at the upset here, or will Brady and the Bucs continue their dominance from last season? Make sure to listen to see what Wingo thinks.
Cam Newton’s future and some potential landing spots
When the New England Patriots decided to cut Cam Newton, there was a collective shock around NFL circles. The veteran QB was coming off a lackluster 2020 campaign but looked promising in his limited preseason action. Instead, the team decided to go with rookie QB Mac Jones under center.
Wingo touched on what he thinks the future might hold for the former NFL MVP and gave some landing spots that could be realistic for Newton.
Where to find the Cowboys vs. Bucs matchup breakdown and more
01:55 – What to expect: Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
21:55 – What went wrong for Cam Newton in New England and what’s next?
31:50 – More than Football: The human impact of cutdown day