The Cowboys entered with the NFC East title and an opportunity to capture the NFC's No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.
Cowboys fail to clinch another NFC East title
The game is set for Monday, Jan. 16 at 8:25 p.m.
Buccaneers host Cowboys to start playoff
Tampa Bay's playoff game will be a rematch with the Dallas Cowboys
Final regular season game didn't go as planned for Cowboys
A weak offense caused Dallas to lose 26–6 to Washington.
Despite the Buccaneers' poor record, they will host the Cowboys in Week 17 after winning the NFC South.
The Buccaneers defeated the Cowboys 19–3.