Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

Randall Cobb

8. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 5)

While the Cowboys still hold an impressive record of 8-4, they took a massive step backwards in the NFC East race with a crippling home loss against the Eagles on Thanksgiving Day. Philadelphia’s defense, ranked in the bottom half of the league, stymied the Cowboys all game, holding Dallas to a season-low ten points. The once 6-1 Cowboys have now lost three of their last five games and have slid behind the Eagles in a playoff chase that is looking all the more difficult by the week. Their rematch in two weeks in Philadelphia will likely make-or-break any hope Dallas has for recapturing the magic that carried the team’s six-game winning streak earlier this year. With a near-loss in New Jersey against the Giants and a home blowout loss to the Eagles, fear has to be setting in that the Cowboys may actually be more closely related to their 2-3 record of recent weeks than anything they have shown all year.

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