Key penalties, turnovers cost Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 27-20 loss to Dallas Cowboys

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Published on December 24, 2018 - Duration: 03:40s

Key penalties, turnovers cost Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 27-20 loss to Dallas Cowboys

The big plays were there for Tampa Bay and its top-five offense on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

So were plenty of penalty flags and fumbles.

The result: Another prolific offensive performance, and another Buccaneers loss.

The Cowboys (9-6) clinched the NFC East with a 27-20 win over Tampa Bay, capitalizing on two critical Buccaneers turnovers and 85 yards rushing from Ezekiel Elliott.

Dak Prescott completed 20-of-25 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for another score.

Anytime the Buccaneers (5-10) seemed to generate momentum, they were derailed by a flag or turnover.

The costliest play came late in the first quarter, when Jameis Winston escaped pressure only to be caught from behind and strip-sacked by Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory.

Dallas linebacker Jaylon Smith scooped up the ball and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown.

It was Winston's first fumble since returning to the starting lineup in Week 12 against San Francisco.

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