Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers game a ratings hit for NBC

USA Today Sports’ Tom Pelissero recaps the biggest takeaways from Sunday’s NFL games.


Sunday night’s “flexed” Dallas Cowboys-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game resulted in a 33% ratings spike from last season’s Week 15 contest on NBC, although CBS scored the highest NFL ratings on the day.

The 26-20 Cowboys victory scored a 15.3 overnight rating and a 25 share, the network announced on Monday. The Week 15 game in 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles-Arizona Cardinals game, resulted in a 10.5 rating, the second -worst rating for a Sunday Night Football game last season, according to Sports Media Watch.

The NFL earlier this month…