The Dallas quarterback appears to be evolving from a very good player to an NFL top star. Last season, he has over 674 passing yards, 7 touchdowns and only 1 sack and interception. Duck walked hugely ahead of his own schedule, demonstrating the best football of his career. Duck returns to the Cowboys after a horrific leg injury last year. The Cowboys are likely to have top 5 attacks by the end of the season, but the first game will be tough. Duck will probably make mistakes against these top five defenses.
The Buccaneers are defending champions and they get their first game at home. Super Bowl champions usually play their first game next season, and there have been a lot of them in the last 20 years. On Thursday night, the stadium will be shaken, with Bucs likely going out in search of blood. Their defense is difficult and practically brought everyone back from last year with the same lineup. SB teams usually lose key and supportive players after a big win, but the Bucs were able to avoid this.