This isn’t college football so the polls don’t mean anything. Besides, in the NFL, they aren’t called polls, they’re called Power Rankings. But for fun, here’s what three big media sites say about the Cowboys in this week's Power Rankings.
#5 Let's get this straight: Wade Phillips is a defensive-minded coach. That means the Cowboys defense should be salty, right? Oops, 35 points allowed to the Giants. Luckily for the Cowboys, Tony Romo and the offense was more productive.
#4 Tony Romo lit up the Giants, which is a good sign. Eli Manning lit up the Cowboys, which isn't. The Terence Newman injury could be a lingering problem. That would hurt.
#11 Though the Dallas defense didn't remind anyone of the Steel Curtain or the '85 Bears, the Cowboys offense was working on all cylinders against the Giants. Tony Romo threw four touchdown passes and rushed in another as the Cowboys showed they were the class of the NFC East. If there's any reason for concern, it's the Cowboys' defensive backfield. Eli Manning torched Dallas for 312 yards and four touchdowns.