Buccaneers to host Cowboys in NFL’s 2021 Kickoff Game on Sept. 9

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl title defence will begin with the NFL’s 2021 Kickoff Game on Sept. 9 as they host the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium.

The annual Thursday night tilt will see last year’s 6-10 Cowboys, who lost star quarterback Dak Prescott in Week 5, go up against a Bucs team that managed to keep most of the gang together after going 11-5 in the regular season and winning Super Bowl LV.

In addition to the Kickoff Game reveal, the NFL’s Week 1 schedule was also released Wednesday morning.

The league’s full 2021 calendar is expected to drop at 8 p.m. ET tonight.