Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

4. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 6)

The Cowboys just keep opening eyes. With a deadly running game and a passing attack that people love to downplay, Dallas has won ‘statement game’ after ‘statement game,’ most recently dominating the Indianapolis Colts. The defense that was largely considered a liability has been anything but, allowing 30 or more points only twice all season. Tied with seemingly every other NFC playoff participant, the Cowboys — even considered an unlikely playoff team by owner Jerry Jones — may find themselves with home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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