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2019 NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: Turns out the Cowboys are a bad football team

Here is where all 32 teams stand.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

We have one week of NFL regular season action left, the time sure has flown. The Dallas Cowboys have been a huge disappointment in many ways this season, somehow even though time has passed by rather quickly what they’ve done has dragged on forever.

We are just one week away from the playoffs starting and whether the Cowboys are a part of them or not remains to be seen.

Here is how all 32 teams stack up entering Week 17.

1 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 1)

Best team in the NFL.

2 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 3)

They are hot and ready to roll. Is the third time the charm for them (the last two years have ended painfully)?

3 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 4)

What a huge win last Saturday night.

4 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 5)

Pat Mahomes is ready to dance.

5 - New England Patriots (LW: 6)

Tom Brady is a professional dancer.

6 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 2)

Definitely a weird loss, but Russell Wilson is still going to make things interesting.

7 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 7)

Look who’s back.

8 - Houston Texans (LW: 9)

If Bill O’Brien plays his starters in a game that means nothing, yikes.

9 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 10)

This team is going to be fun to watch.

10 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 8)

A Monday night loss isn’t too worrisome.

11 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 15)


12- Tennessee Titans (LW: 13)

Win and they’re in. If only our team knew what that meant.

13 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 11)

Speaking of.

14 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 12)

It will be fascinating to see what Jameis Winston does in 2020.

15 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 14)

They’ll be back.

16 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 17)

This will be an interesting job if it does come open.

17 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 16)

They’ve fought very hard in spite of a lot of issues.

18 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 18)

Huge win last week. Year two of Kliff and Kyler will be fun.

19 - Denver Broncos (LW: 21)

This has been a weird year for them.

20 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 23)

The weirdest possible year.

21 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 24)

Speaking of weird!

22 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 19)

At least we are not the Browns.

23 - New York Giants (LW: 31)

Please help us?

24 - Chicago Bears (LW: 20)


25 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 22)

The Tom Coughlin era was a weird one.

26 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 25)

Will Cam be back?

27 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 26)

They didn’t get the first overall pick after all of that.

28 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 27)

Maybe they’ll end up back in San Diego?

29 - Detroit Lions (LW: 28)


30 - New York Jets (LW: 29)

Beyond eh.

31 - Washington Redskins (LW: 30)

Not even an eh.

32 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 32)

Joe Burrow! 14th (LW: 13th)

Moving on down.

A disappointing season reached a new low on Sunday with a 17-9 loss to the Eagles that serves as another reminder of the vast separation between this Dallas team and actual Super Bowl contenders. During a time where the best teams get better, the Cowboys remain stuck in their own special kind of rut. One step forward, two steps back. Dak Prescott played like a guy with a bum shoulder, and the entire Dallas receiving corps did him no favors with a dreadful performance that featured several huge drops. You simply cannot play this flat with your season hanging in the balance. It will be on Jerry Jones -- disappointed as ever after the game -- to eventually decide if these failures are on the players or head coach Jason Garrett. On Sunday, the Cowboys need a win over the Redskins, coupled with an Eagles loss to the Giants, to keep their season alive.

ESPN: 14th (LW: 13th)

Dak Prescott is the team’s MVP according to the worldwide leader.

The close to the season has not been kind to Prescott. His production has tailed off and he is banged up with a sprained right shoulder, injured right index finger and a sore left wrist. But he has been the Cowboys’ MVP, carrying them at times in the passing game while making big plays with his feet. The Cowboys are as committed to him being their future quarterback as they have ever been. Prescott has more steps to take, but he has added new aspects to his game over the years. Ask yourself two questions: If he’s not the MVP, who is? Where would this team be without him? -- Todd Archer

Bleacher Report: 16th (LW: 12th)

Middle of the road.

The collapse is complete.

The Dallas Cowboys have been a roller-coaster ride all year. There have been winning streaks and fantastic performances. Losing skids and disappearing acts. It’s been enough to give you whiplash.

For all of the ups and downs, the Cowboys still had a clear path to the playoffs. After pasting the Eagles in Dallas earlier this season, a second win over a nicked-up Philadelphia squad in Week 16 would give the Cowboys the NFC East title.

Dallas failed—miserably.

Dallas managed only 311 yards of total offense and mustered only 54 rushing yards. The Cowboys also allowed over 300 yards through the air and couldn’t put any pressure on Carson Wentz.

Yahoo Sports: 19th (LW: 12th)

Almost in the bottom third.

The Cowboys’ list of issues is too long for this space, but I’ll mention one more time that Jerry Jones is crazy if he pays Amari Cooper anything near No. 1 receiver money. Cooper is too unreliable to pay like he’s Michael Thomas or Julio Jones.

CBS Sports: 14th (LW: 13th)

It honestly feels like 32nd.

The Cowboys are in grave danger of missing the playoffs after losing to the Eagles. If it happens that way, it will be the end for Jason Garrett.

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