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By the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' loss to Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott's 159 rushing yards Sunday in the Cowboys' 26-20 win was the most a running back has gained against the Bucs this season. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

Ezekiel Elliott's 159 rushing yards Sunday in the Cowboys' 26-20 win was the most a running back has gained against the Bucs this season. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

A by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 26-20 loss the Cowboys:

17

Points the Cowboys scored in the second quarter.

12.8

Points per game the Bucs allowed during their five-game win streak.

2.6

Rushing yards per attempt for the Bucs. Before Sunday, they had gained 3.5 per attempt, fourth fewest in the league. Doug Martin rushed 16 times for 42 yards.

5.8

Rushing yards per attempt for the Cowboys. Before Sunday, they had gained 4.8 per attempt, second most. Ezekiel Elliott rushed 23 times for 159 yards and a touchdown.

2.4

Average yards the Bucs gained on first down. Before Sunday, they averaged 4.7 yards on first down, fourth fewest.

6.1

Average yards the Bucs gained on first down last season, most in the league.

99.0

Passer rating for Cowboys' Dak Prescott. He completed 32 of 36 for 279 yards.

62.5

Opponent passer rating against the Bucs during their five-game win streak.

10

Consecutive games in which Bucs have recorded a defensive turnover. They forced one Sunday.

25

Takeaways for the Bucs this season, which entering Week 15 was tied for most in the league.1-11

The Bucs' all-time record in Dallas vs. the Cowboys.

2008

The Bucs' last appearance on Sunday Night Football.

6-12

The Bucs' all-time record in Sunday night games.

Contact Thomas Bassinger at tbassinger@tampabay.com. Follow @tometrics.

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