DALLAS could be easy pickings for Tampa Bay


Friday, September 7th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Irving-AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't have picked a better team to open the season on Sunday -- facing the Dallas Cowboys.

_Warrick Dunn faces a defense that in December he ran over for a career-best 210 yards, part of the club-record 250 rushing yards Tampa Bay gained that day.

_Brad Johnson, the 28 (M) million dollar new starting quarterback, makes his Bucs debut facing two first-time starters at cornerback.

_Warren Sapp begins his quest to break the N-F-L record of 22 sacks against Dallas rookie quarterback Quincy Carter.

Carter's game plan is to avoid Sapp and to get the ball to Emmitt Smith and receivers Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail.