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NFL Power Rankings - Week 5 - Final Edition

Here's a look at the various power rankings out there heading into week 5.

WhatIfSports hold on to the top spot in this week's list by placing us 8th.

Michael Silver at Yahoo Sports drops us to 16th. "Is it just me, or did it look like Tony Romo and company could have used a certain popcorn-pimping wideout in the key moments of Sunday's game?" It's just you, Michael.

ProFootballWeekly rank us 16th. "Wouldn't want to be Terence Newman in film study this week."

Pete Prisco @ CBS Sports sees us at 16th as well. "Inconsistency is the one thing Jerry Jones didn't want from this team. But here the Cowboys are at 2-2. The offense isn't clicking. Can you feel the pressure mounting week by week?"  

Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com also has us ranked 16th. "Surprisingly, Tony Romo supposedly didn't know it was fourth down when he went back to Sam Hurd for a second straight play. Amazingly, Jerry Jones wasn't able to lobby league officials for a do-over." Yeah, right, the jokers are out in full force tonight.

NationalFootballPost.com likewise rank us 16th. "Without Felix Jones, the Cowboys don't have any explosive weapons on offense."

NFL.com rank us 17th. Two of their experts have us at 21.

Fox Sports see at 17th as well. "Surprise: The pleasant surprise on offense has been RB Tashard Choice, who has helped weather the backfield injury bug in Dallas with Marion Barber and Felix Jones dinged up. Letdown: This is getting redundant, but when will Tony Romo realize his potential and learn how to win? Hopefully for Jerry Jones and "them Cowboys", Romo hasn't already hit his career plateau."

SportingNews.com like us at 17th too. "If the playoffs are in their future, they must start beating quality opponents."

ESPN joins the crowd and has us at 17th. "Apparently, the Cowboys got confused. Jerry Jones called them "champs," but Tony Romo interpreted it by throwing toward Champ Bailey. (Clayton)" Yeah ... right ... ha ha ha.

Zac Wassink at AssociatedContent ranks us 18th. "The Cowboys face Kansas City this Sunday. That should move Dallas up in next week's NFL power rankings."

Weii.com has us at 20th: "Tony Romo is the mayor of Struggle City, USA. Once again, the Cowboys quarterback fails to get the job done when he is needed most. I don’t understand the strategy of constantly throwing the ball toward the best cornerback in the NFL."

Walter Football drop us to 20th. No comments provided, but they have us one spot behind the 1-3 Seahawks and behind all other 2-2 teams - except for the Redskins of course.

[Update]

ColdHardFootballFacts have us at 15th. "What has happened to DeMarcus Ware? Four games without a sack is not just uncommon, it’s unheard of. He’s the most consistent sacker in the league – he had sacks in 14 of 16 games last year and 12 of 16 games in 2008."

Don Banks at SI.com drops us to 16th. "Beating the bad teams (Tampa Bay and Carolina) and losing to the good ones (the Giants and Denver) is a recipe for getting to .500 or maybe a little bit better in this league. But that's where Dallas has been for a while now, which is why it's also a recipe for getting Wade Phillips fired after this season."

Covers.com hold us at 17th. "Tony Romo is proving why he is far from an elite quarterback. The coaching staff needs to be questioned after running the ball only seven times in the second half." At least one ranking that did not liberally imbibe copiuos amounts of the Big Blue Cool Aid.

Here's how the NFC East fared:


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  This Week
Last Week This Week Last Week This Week
Last Week This Week
Last Week
Whatifsports
8
4 14
6 3
12 25
25
CHFF 15
10 10
8 1
1 22
24
Yahoosports 16
8 3
5 2
3 26
26
ProFootballWeekly
16
9 8
8 1
1 21
25
CBSsports
16
11 10
9 1
1 20
22
ProFootballTalk
16
13 14
14 1
1 21
23
NFP
16
10 9
9 1
1 21
26
SI.com 16
14 11
9 2
3 23
28
NFL.com
17
15 9
7 1
1 22
28
Foxsports 17
15 4
4 1
1 27
27
Covers.com 17
17 16
12 6
4 28
25
SportingNews 17
17 8
7 1
1 27
28
ESPN 17 17 10
9 2
3 22
26
Assoc. Content
18
11 15
8 2
2 20
25
Weii.com
20
16 15
15 1
1 27
27
Walter Football
20
19 14
15 1
2 27
27
Average 16.4 12.9 10.6
9.1 1.8 2.4 23.7
25.8

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.

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