The Cowboys and Buccaneers are playing a punishing game, with both defenses making their share of plays.
But both defenses are also misisng players.
The secondary-thin Cowboys lost safety Barry Church to a leg injury, and it was announced that he would not return. And Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn was just carted off with an apparent knee injury.
That said, it could have been much worse.
Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy just crushed Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, getting away with a helmet-to-helmet shot which should have been penalized.
After the Kevin Ogletree banana peel act earlier in the game, it’s not a good outing for the replacement refs.