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2019 NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Cowboys rise again after beating Eagles

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Cowboys reverse course in the power rankings.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Things are good again for the Dallas Cowboys, that kind of thing happens when you trounce your division rival on national television.

A big win came at the perfect time for America’s Team as they now get the opportunity to rest on their bye week. Obviously, you always want a better record than the one you have, but 4-3 keeps them in line for the playoffs.

What is the world saying about the Cowboys? Where do they rank? We’ve got the answers here as well as our own power rankings. You can see Week 6’s version right here.


1 - New England Patriots (LW: 1)

7-0. Must be nice.

2 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 2)

They’re for real.

3 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 5)

What they’ve done without Drew Brees remains impressive.

4 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 6)

It’s going to be fascinating to watch them without Pat Mahomes.

5 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 8)

Especially against Aaron Rodgers.

6 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 7)

They’re the what best team in the AFC? Third at worst, right?

7 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 4)

A loss to the Ravens is hardly something to feel shame about.

8 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 9)

Kirk Cousins is... for real?

9 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 15)

It’s amazing what turnovers can do.

10 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 12)

They won by the same margin as the Cowboys, 37-10, but they beat the Falcons. Although the Eagles aren’t much better, right?!

11 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 17)

A win over the Texans was quite impressive.

12 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 10)

Our favorite team this week.

13 - Houston Texans (LW: 3)

They’ll be back up top sooner rather than later.

14 - Detroit Lions (LW: 13)

Two rough losses in a row don’t help.

15 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 11)

The Kyle Allen train rolls on.

16 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 14)

Fighting in the locker room isn’t ever a good sign.

17 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 19)

We’ll see how they come back this week.

18 - Chicago Bears (LW: 16)

Mitchell Trubisky is so bad.

19 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 18)

Having the Patriots next doesn’t help.

20 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 23)

Quietly lurking.

21- Tennessee Titans (LW: 28)

Look at Ryan Tannehill go.

22 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 24)

Always a disappointment.

23 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 21)

They’re better than their last loss suggests.

24 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 27)

Thanks for beating the Giants.

25 - New York Giants (LW: 20)

The next Cowboys opponent doesn’t exactly look great.

26 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 22)

Blah.

27 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 29)

Some things never change.

28 - Denver Broncos (LW: 26)

Yuck.

29 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 30)

YUCK.

30 - New York Jets (LW: 25)

Sam Darnold is seeing ghosts.

31 - Washington Redskins (LW: 31)

Disaster.

32 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 32)

They almost won a game.


NFL.com: 7th (LW: 11th)

Life is good indeed.

Now that’s more like it. The Cowboys came out angry and sharp against the Eagles, jumping on their NFC East rivals early and coasting to a 37-10 win at Jerrah World. The victory was effective on three levels: 1) It snapped Dallas’ three-game losing streak; 2) it moved the Cowboys back into sole possession of first place; and 3) it sent the Eagles into a minor panic and potential existential crisis. This was the Cowboys’ most lopsided win over Philadelphia since a 34-0 shutout on Nov. 2, 1998. This is all excellent news for head coach Jason Garrett, who was at the center of a particularly heated week of national discussion about his worth and job security. NBC’s Cris Collinsworth put it well as Garrett jogged to midfield to meet Doug Pederson for the customary postgame handshake: “The pressure relief valve has been hit.”

ESPN: 12th (LW: 12th)

No move from the worldwide leader.

Getting a read on the Cowboys is difficult after they opened with three consecutive wins, then lost three in a row. They were dominant against Philadelphia, but are they a true contender? The remaining schedule is difficult, but this should be a playoff team. If the Cowboys continue to play like they did against the Eagles, then they could be a Super Bowl contender. Until this team can show the ability to handle success and not sniff themselves, as Dak Prescott referenced, it is difficult to write that down in pen. What helps is the NFC East is struggling at the moment, and the Cowboys look to be the best in the division. -- Todd Archer

Bleacher Report: 14th (LW: 17th)

Not a huge bump.

There wasn’t much that didn’t go well for them in Week 7. Tailback Ezekiel Elliott piled up 147 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. Quarterback Dak Prescott was efficient throwing the ball and accounted for two scores (one through the air, one on the ground). The Dallas defense gave up just 283 total yards and notched four takeaways.

Sports Illustrated: 10th (LW: 18th)

Another top 10 vote.

Big, big win for the ‘Boys, and they did it in convincing fashion by jumping on the Birds with 27 first half points. Once again, the narratives flip on Dak, Jason and Dallas as they head into the bye in the driver’s seat in the NFC East.

CBS Sports: 11th (LW: 17th)

11th. Let’s dance.

They got back on track against the Eagles in a dominant way. They head to the bye as the class of the NFC East - even after losing three straight at one point.

Poll

Which ranking is most fair to the Cowboys?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    BTB: 9th
    (148 votes)
  • 22%
    NFL.com: 7th
    (144 votes)
  • 15%
    ESPN: 12th
    (101 votes)
  • 6%
    Bleacher Report: 14th
    (41 votes)
  • 26%
    Sports Illustrated 10th
    (169 votes)
  • 6%
    CBS Sports: 11th
    (45 votes)
648 votes total Vote Now