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Sold-out Bucs-Cowboys game will air on WTTA locally

Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 06:20 AM

Fans who are not subscribers to a satellite or cable company offering the NFL Network won't be blacked out from watching the sold-out Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 17.

That game, scheduled for an 8:20 p.m. kickoff, will also be carried on local station WTTA, Channel 38, the Bucs said.

NFL Network will carry the game nationally, however that channel is not available to Bright House Network cable customers.

The sellout is the second this season at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs also sold out their Oct. 3 "Monday Night Football" game against the Indianapolis Colts.

That sellout was the first for the Bucs since 2009. In 2010, Tampa Bay was the only NFL team forced to black out home game. Those blackouts were the first for the Bucs since the stadium opened in 1998.

As for this week's home game against the Houston Texans, tickets are still available, according to a team spokesman.

Tickets are also still available for the Bucs' game against Dec. 4 against the Carolina Panthers. That is marked as this year's throwback game. The Bucs will wear their orange throwback uniforms and induct former tight end Jimmie Giles into the team's Ring of Honor.