Rapid Reaction: Cowboys 13, Buccaneers 9

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

It's more than a little ironic that Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden remains tied with Tony Dungy for most victories in franchise history after Sunday's outing.

Gruden looked like he might have been using a playbook Dungy left laying around the office against the Cowboys. And that playbook sure didn't include the Peyton Manning chapters that have been written in more recent years.

Yeah, the Bucs did what they've done all season and relied on their defense to give them a shot to win. But you can't do that for 16 games. You've got to be able to score touchdowns, not just kick field goals.

Joey Galloway's return from injury showed there wasn't a solitary missing link to the offense. Galloway, who had three catches for 38 yards, is going to get better as he gets his timing back. You can't say the same thing about a running game that didn't do much and a passing game that's still going sideways, instead of downfield.