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NFL power rankings Week 3: KERPLUNK! Down go the Cowboys.

We look at 8 different rankings to figure out where the Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, and Eagles are ranked.

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday is power rankings day, so here's a rundown of eight power rankings published heading into Week 3 and their take on where the Cowboys rank. At the bottom of this post down you can see how that compares to the rest of the NFC East.

Yahoo - No. 8 (LW: 6)

Sometimes you just run up against a team that gives you matchup problems, or simply has a great day. I don’t think Sunday’s blowout loss at Denver is indicative of what Dallas is. It’s just a reminder that what Dallas did last season, going 13-2 before sitting out Week 17, was always going to be nearly impossible to duplicate.

ESPN - No. 8 (LW: 5)

Ezekiel Elliott was bound to have a bad game at some point in his NFL career, and at least it came on the road against a special Broncos defense. Last season, Elliott started a streak of four straight 130-yard rushing games in Week 3, so he could just be warming up. - No. 9 (LW: 3)

No specific comments provided.

PFT - No. 10 (LW: 4)

Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension didn’t start last week. It just seems that way.

Oddsshark - No. 11 (LW: 5)

No comments provided No. 12 (LW: 6)

That was, without question, one of the ugliest games of the Jason Garrett era. The Cowboys were down their top three corners -- and they looked the part. Sean Lee didn't play like himself. The offensive line -- the strength of the roster -- was beaten at the point of attack repeatedly. Ezekiel Elliott was completely stonewalled. Afterward, the Twitter world and Dallas-ites were abuzz about Garrett. His decision to punt in the fourth quarter, down multiple scores, did not sit well. Worse? Calling out Dak Prescott after the game. Funny, no one seemed to mind when Garrett did the same to Tony Romo.

CBS - No. 12 (LW: 6)

The loafing in the blowout loss to the Broncos was not a good look. Neither was Jason Garrett putting the offensive issues on Dak Prescott.

USA Today - No. 15 (LW: 6)

Much to dismay of fans and Jason Garrett, Ezekiel Elliott seems to giving more effort in courtroom than he is between the white lines.

NFC East Power Rankings Summary

ESPN 5 2 11 29
Chicago Tribune 8 1 23 29
Sagarin Ratings 9 3 16 27
Sports Illustrated 9 3 8 29
Yahoo 10 1 12 29 12 1 10 29
Washington Post 14 2 13 29
AVERAGE 9.6 1.9 13.3 28.7

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