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Media Roundup: Where are the Cowboys ranked nationally?

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Media Roundup: Where are the Cowboys ranked nationally?

Bleacher Report

Current Rank: 6

Last Week: 10

“The Dallas Cowboys are rolling. Granted, beating the New York Giants isn’t the tallest of tasks, especially when said Giants are down quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Kenny Golladay.  But the Cowboys are still rolling on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Cowboys registered 201 rushing yards and 314 passing yards against the Giants. Defensively, Dallas kept the Giants in check most of the game and allowed just four third-down conversions in 13 attempts. Dallas has gone from maybe being the favorites in the NFC East to a legitimate Super Bowl contender in the eyes of one of our analysts.”

‘We knew that the Dallas offense would be good in 2021,” Davenport said. “But the defense led by DPOY front-runner Trevon Diggs and rookie Micah Parsons has been a revelation. The Cowboys have worked their way into the conversation as one of the NFC’s best teams, and with just one game against a team with a winning record over the next month, Dallas has a real chance of running away with the division by Thanksgiving.”

Dan Hanzus,

Current Rank: 4

Last Week: 6

“The Cowboys swept their three-game homestand against the Eagles, Panthers and Giants by a combined score of 121-69 — a stretch of dominance that cements America’s Team as a force to be reckoned with in the NFC. On Sunday, the Cowboys rolled up 515 yards of total offense on a bruised-and-battered Giants team that — like the Eagles and Washington — knows the best-case scenario is scrambling for a wild-card spot come December. If Dallas keeps its health, the NFC East race is already over. The next question: How good can the Cowboys be? As we approach mid-October, they cut the profile of a legitimate Super Bowl contender.”

Pete Prisco,

Current Rank: 7

Last Week: 8

“The improvement on the defensive side of the ball has this team as a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Trevon Diggs has been outstanding at corner.”

Ryan Dunleavy, New York Post

Current Rank: 8

Last Week: 11

“What a difference Dak Prescott makes. One year ago, the NFC East was a historically bad division. It looks poor again except for the Cowboys, who have a healthy Prescott to ride to an easy playoff berth. A defense that lives and dies with the takeaway is a risky way to survive but better than last year’s alternative.”

Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network

Current Rank: 6

“The Dallas Cowboys didn’t play particularly well in the first half against the Giants, but they were still able to run away and hide with this game in the fourth quarter. Losing Daniel Jones was the catalyst in the unraveling of the Giants’ offense.

Dak Prescott got things going after he struggled to start the game. He looked amped up early on in what was the anniversary of his ankle injury against this same Giants team. The Cowboys are still able to run whenever they want to, and if Prescott plays anything like he did in the second half, Dallas will be tough to beat.

The real question is when will Trevon Diggs stop intercepting passes? And how high could the Cowboys climb in our NFL Power Rankings given their seemingly lenient schedule?”

Current Rank: 6

Last Week: 8

“How they’ve improved: How can it not be Diggs? The Cowboys have some other candidates, like young tackle Terence Steele, but Diggs has put himself in the running for the Defensive Player of the Year just five games in with six interceptions. In his last 10 games, dating back to his rookie season, he has nine interceptions. He is lining up against the opponents’ top receivers each week, and because of that, offenses will not have the chance to shy away from him. The question isn’t how much Diggs has improved. It’s how much more can he improve?” — Todd Archer

Karen Guregian,

Current Rank: 8

“A mere 515 yards of offense, 26 first downs, and Dak Prescott crazy good against the blitz. The Cowboys have re-established themselves as a force in the NFC.”

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