Riding a four-game win streak and a 4-1 overall record, the Dallas Cowboys have started to establish themselves as a regular in the NFL’s Top-10 teams, at least according to several weekly power rankings.
After reading through the weekly rankings, two common themes have come out.
- The Cowboys’ rookie quarterback-running back duo is turning heads.
- Let’s see what Dallas does when facing a real test against the Green Bay Packers this week.
The Cowboys stayed at No. 8 in NFL.com’s power rankings.
No place to move for the Cowboys despite the impressive win. It’s a steady group north of this spot. The Seahawks were on a bye, while the Packers won again and are better on defense.
CBS Sports also had the Cowboys at No. 8 for the second straight week. Pete Prisco said he wants to see rookie quarterback Dak Prescott’s performance against the Green Bay Packers this week, then he might move them up in his rankings.
Dallas jumped up to No. 8 from No. 9 in Yahoo Sports power rankings. Once again, the pundits are talking about Prescott and his chance to make an impression against Green Bay this week.
ESPN had the Cowboys at the highest in their weekly power rankings, placing Dallas at No. 7 after sitting at No. 11 last week. SB Nation had similar thoughts and put Dallas at No. 7, making the jump from No. 12.
Dallas jumped from No. 12 to No. 9 in the Dallas Morning News power rankings, put together by Rick Gosselin. The Morning News columnist pointed at Prescott’s stretch of 155 passes without an interception as a point of pride. (Remember, Tom Brady holds the all-time record to open a career without an interception at 162 attempts.)
USA Today had the Cowboys the lowest this week and ranked Dallas at No. 10. It was a big jump for Dallas, which had been at No. 15 last week. Once again, the rookie backfield is grabbing league-wide attention.
First team ever to have rookies pass for 1,000 yards (Dak Prescott) and rush for 500 (Ezekiel Elliott) in a season’s first five games.