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NFL.com moves 2020 Dallas Cowboys into top 10 of power rankings after NFL Draft

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The hype for the Cowboys in 2020 is rising.

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People all around the National Football League are really impressed with what the Dallas Cowboys did in the 2020 NFL Draft. Considering how much value Dallas got, it’s easy to understand why.

Whether the Cowboys have a successful season in 2020 will depend on what they do on the field as opposed to in their virtual war room, but there is no denying that they are off to a good start. Given that the current NFL is an offensive passing league, the Cowboys adding CeeDee Lamb to what was already efficient production figures to position them for a solid season.

NFL.com has the Cowboys as a top 10 team following the draft

Doing power rankings in the offseason is an interesting exercise to say the least, but obviously teams have gotten better or worse since free agency and the draft. The folks over at NFL.com put together some post-draft power rankings and have elevated the Cowboys significantly.

7: COWBOYS

Previous rank: No. 11

How about them Cowboys? Jerry Jones and company did excellent work in the draft, finding value up and down the board. It might not have been the plan to select a wide receiver in the first round, but Dallas didn’t expect CeeDee Lamb to still be on the board at No. 17. Question: Would the ‘Boys have re-signed Amari Cooper to that massive contract if they knew Lamb was going to fall to them? We’ll never know, but we do know that Lamb joins Cooper and Michael Gallup to form one of the most talented wide receiver groups in football. Elsewhere, Dallas added depth and starting options at offensive line, defensive line and cornerback. This feels like your NFC East favorite.

It’s interesting to consider whether the Cowboys would have brought back Amari Cooper with the knowledge that they would land CeeDee Lamb. One would have to assume yes, unless the Cowboys preferred to go with Byron Jones instead. That seems unlikely, though.

Usually a division’s reigning champion is regarded as the favorite to win it again unless something drastic happens, look at this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an example. The Cowboys had arguably the better roster last season than the Eagles, yet somehow coughed up the NFC East to them, but with a different coaching staff and a re-loaded offense, this does sort of feel like it’s the Cowboys’ to lose.