Somehow there are only three weeks left in the regular season. There were some pretty great games throughout Week 14 but obviously what the Dallas Cowboys did in Chicago was not among them. Still, though, there are a lot of NFL storylines worth paying attention to.
Here is where all 32 teams stand according to BTB. We’ve also collected various power rankings that feature the Cowboys from across the internet. Vamonos.
1 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 1)
Super Bowl favorites?
2 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 3)
They got that big win. Good for them.
3 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 2)
They’re still elite.
4 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 4)
They’ll be fine.
5 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 6)
A win at New England? That would have been nice.
6 - New England Patriots (LW: 5)
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7 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 8)
It feels like they’re about to get hot.
8 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 11)
Look who’s back, and just in time.
9 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 10)
How far can they really go?
10 - Houston Texans (LW: 7)
Everybody has a bad loss.
11 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 9)
Theirs was respectable.
12- Tennessee Titans (LW: 12)
Ryan Tannehill cannot be stopped.
13 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 17)
The job that Mike Tomlin is doing is unbelievable.
14 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 14)
15 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 18)
16 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 16)
They won. They did the bare minimum.
17 - Chicago Bears (LW: 21)
They did the bear minimum.
18 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 13)
19 - Denver Broncos (LW: 23)
Drew Lock likes Toy Story. Neat.
20 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 26)
A nice finish always makes people feel good.
21 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 15)
They’ll reload in the offseason.
22 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 19)
23 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 20)
24 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 30)
Hey they won!
25 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 22)
It’s hard to win the week after you fire your head coach.
26 - Detroit Lions (LW: 24)
27 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 25)
Nick Foles to the Eagles?
28 - New York Jets (LW: 29)
29 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 27)
Brian Flores was MAD.
30 - Washington Redskins (LW: 28)
Back where they belong.
31 - New York Giants (LW: 31)
They almost helped us.
32 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 32)
Their detective skills are top-notch, though.
NFL.com: 16th (LW: 14th)
Still in the top half.
The Cowboys are in the ultra-rare First-Place Death Spiral. We thought the home Thanksgiving loss to the Bills was rock bottom for the Jason Garrett era, but then came Thursday’s grim setback against the Bears at Soldier Field. The Cowboys began the game with a 17-play, 75-yard drive that consumed nearly nine minutes of game time, but the offense didn’t show up again until garbage time. The defense also started well, forcing its first turnover in four games on Chicago’s opening drive ... before allowing the Bears to score on each of their final three possessions of the half. Watching Dallas come apart makes me think back to what a team source told NFL Network’s Jane Slater about the Cowboys last month: “Too early to jump ship, too early to build one, too.”
ESPN: 15th (LW: 13th)
If there is a sign that the Cowboys have not played complementary football enough, it is in their FPI rankings on offense, defense and special teams. All of that equals a 6-7 record. If the Cowboys had just middle-of-the-road defense and special teams, they could have run away from Philadelphia in the NFC East. Instead, the defense does not make key plays in key moments, and the special teams have contributed 10 missed field goal tries and made little impact in the return game. The offense has faded in team’s three-game losing streak, scoring just five touchdowns in its past 34 possessions. -- Todd Archer
Bleacher Report: 17th (LW: 14th)
The Dallas Cowboys are toast.
Yes, even after losing at Chicago to fall under .500 for the first time this season, the Cowboys are still in first place in their division. But that says a lot more about how bad the NFC East is in 2019 than it does about how good the Cowboys are.
There wasn’t much that went right in this “must-win” game for the Cowboys—and that’s not a new trend. The Cowboys have played teams that presently sport a winning record in four of the last five weeks—and lost all four games.
In news that should surprise exactly zero people, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Sunday that barring a deep playoff run, the Cowboys are expected to fire head coach Jason Garrett in the offseason.
Yahoo Sports: 15th (LW: 13th)
The good times, they are gone.
At some point, what do you really have to lose by firing Jason Garrett now? It’s pretty clear the Cowboys are not going anywhere as is. They’re probably not going anywhere with an interim coach either but it wouldn’t have hurt much to try.
CBS Sports: 17th (LW: 14th)
Another exit from the top half.
They aren’t playing well, but they can still be a playoff team as a division winner. This week’s game with a revitalized Rams team won’t be easy.