Bucs running game, defense can make Tom Brady’s job easier | Sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady likes the way the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened the season, showing a greater commitment to running the ball as well as a strong, confident defense capable of making a bit of a quarterback job- 45 year old rear. Easier.

“The running game, the defense, that’ll win you a lot of games in the NFL,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion said after a 19-3 win over Dallas, improving his all-time record to 7-0 against the Cowboys. .

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