Tom Brady has been with the NFL for over two decades and it seems that every year he pushes the limits of what it means to be human. Kicking off his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, last night he secured a 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Alongside him winning the first game of the season, Brady did something else that most people would consider jaw-dropping.
During last night’s game versus the Cowboys, the 44-year-old quarterback became the player to make 300 career starts and the second person behind Drew Brees to have 300-yard passing games in the triple digits. While Brees has 123, his record for most 300-yard passing games could be in jeopardy as Brady just wrapped up his 100th.
How Tom Brady assisted in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
It is no secret that the NFL star is a wizard on the field, as he has earned himself seven Super Bowl rings and is regarded as the best quarterback of all time. Even at 44, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
CBS Sports recounted the plays he made last night against the Cowboys and what he did to lead his team to victory. Jeff Kerr wrote, “Brady capped his night completing 32 of 50 passes for 379 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions (97.0 rating). Trailing 29-28 to the Dallas Cowboys with 1:24 remaining, Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on an 11-play, 62-yard drive that resulted in a game-winning 36-yard field goal with two seconds remaining for a 31-29 victory.”
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He likely wouldn’t have had this successful of a game, either if it wasn’t for playing by his own rules. During the game, the veteran quarterback went against the play of the offensive coordinator, Byron Leftwich.
When Leftwich made a play that 44-year-old Brady did not agree with, the Buccaneer decided to mouth the word ‘NO’ from the sidelines and take matters into his own hands. Instead of following Leftwich’s lead, Brady made a mass to Chris Godwin, which resulted in a field goal that allowed them to win the game.
“The margin of error is thin in the NFL and, one or two plays, that’s the way the game is,” Brady shared with media after the intense game.
“Fortunately, we found a way to win. I’m really happy Ryan (Succop) and the field goal team made that really clutch kick at the end, that was great to see. Special teams were just awesome tonight. As a team, we all know that we’ve got to get back to work and try to improve.”
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