IRVING, Texas -- We've just kicked off at Texas Stadium, where it's a gorgeous 70 degrees. Cowboys will have the ball first. From everything I've heard at Valley Ranch this week, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has added a lot of max-protection packages in an effort to give quarterback Brad Johnson more time in the pocket.
On the first possession, Johnson threw a weak pass over the middle to Marion Barber that was broken up. The next two plays weren't any better. The only highlight for the Cowboys was a perfect-form tackle by punter Sam Paulescu. Former Cowboys wide receiver Antonio Bryant is putting on a show for the Bucs.
Tampa Bay finishes the drive with a 36-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead. One thing you should keep your eyes on is the chess match between Johnson and longtime Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. They know each other really well. Kiffin does a tremendous job of disguising blitz packages, and he won't take it easy on the immobile Johnson.