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Football Outsiders rank 2007 Cowboys as among best ever

I was just glancing at the most recent Football Outsiders DVOA rankings and noticed a few very interesting numbers.

The Cowboy's DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, a formula that takes into account various statistics and adjusts them based on the quality of the opposition the team has faced)  through 11 weeks is 39.0%, good for ninth best ever since 1996, when FO began tracking teams.

Pretty cool, right?  Well, it would be if New England weren't number one by an ungodly margin... 73.7%!  Let me put it this way.  The distance between Dallas and the all-time number two team, the 1999 Super Bowl Champion Rams, is 7.4%.  The distance between the Rams and the Pats is 23.8%.  That's just not fair.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/200...

Another interesting note is that FO has Dallas' defense ranked number one in the NFC, and number seven in the league overall.  Remember, these numbers are adjusted for quality of competition, which apparently puts them ahead of Green Bay, who came in ninth, just behind Dallas and Washington.  Even more interesting is that their pass defense is ranked seventh in the league overall.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/sta...

There's also a pass-by-pass breakdown on how TO's game against Washington was the best of his career, even better than his 20-catch game against the Bears, and one of the greatest single game efforts of all-time.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/200...

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.

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