Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

4. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 7)

A rare leapfrog in the power rankings, but the Cowboys are deserving of it. The Cowboys have jumped all the way up to the No. 4 spot over the past two weeks by knocking off the defending champs and taking care of the Giants. DeMarco Murray is now the MVP frontrunner, and the Cowboys are joining a unique class in the NFC.

What to know: Murray’s seventh straight 100-yard rushing game has resulted in 913 yards, the fifth-highest total by a back in seven games since the 1970 merger. Murray is the second Cowboys player to accomplish such a feat, joining Emmitt Smith back in 1993 and 1994 (ESPN Stats & Info).

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