Tom Brady walked briskly off the field after the Buccaneers lost to the Cowboys, 31-14, removing a baseball cap when he reached his parents and his sister at the mouth of the tunnel. Their appearance on the edge of the grass was unusual, but after a quick kiss for them, Brady was gone, leaving his mother looking emotional as she walked away hand in hand with his dad.
“Just feels like the end of the season,” he began. And then he continued, unbidden, thanking the media. “I love this organization. It’s a great place to be. Thank you, everybody, for welcoming me.”