Power Rankings: Cowboys Retain Their Mediocre Stature

According to the six power rankings summarized below, the Cowboys are ranked #16 on average.  Thus, another showing of mediocrity.

1. Jeremy Green, ESPN Podcast: Cowboys are #17

The Cowboys moved up a spot in Jeremy Green’s Green Elevator this week.

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2. ESPN NFL Writers: Cowboys are #15

Dallas moved up from 19th to 15th in the ESPN writers’ Power Rankings. Here is Matt Mosley’s take:

The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time. Tony Romo should give them a big lift. (MM)

3. Fox Sports: Cowboys are #15

Adrian Hasenmayer of Fox Sports was not nice to Dallas during the off-week, dropping the Cowboys a spot to #15.

While it seems insane to say the season’s on the line for a 5-4 team, the Cowboys may be the exception against the Redskins this week. If Dallas loses again to Washington, and with both Tony Romo and Felix Jones healthy and back in the lineup, heads will roll and T.O.

4. CBS Sportsline: Cowboys are #9

The Cowboys are doing better according to Pete Prisco, who moved the Cowboys from 11th to 9th.

The most important question in Dallas since Who shot JR is this: How’s the pinky? That’s Tony Romo’s pinky.

5. NBC Sports: Cowboys are #16

The Cowboys are ranked #16 by both the writers and the fans on NBC Sports’ poll.

6. Covers.com: Cowboys are #22

I should probably not include this one, but Covers.com dropped Dallas from #20 to #22 this week. Not even the 4-5 Chargers or 4-5 Jaguars have suffered so much in this poll

Is Romo ready? Does it really matter? We find out Sunday night in divisional game at Washington.