Cowboys Continue Falling in the Power Rankings

Putting up a good fight against the Patriots wasn’t enough to keep the Cowboys in the middle of the pack in the various power rankings. Two of the polls reviewed below have the Cowboys outside the top 20.

Bleh.

ESPN: #21

The Cowboys fell six spots in the ESPN poll.

After a crushing loss to New England, the Cowboys get the 0-5 Rams.

 

Fox (Brian Billick): #21

Billick has not been high on the Cowboys all year, and he also dropped the team down to #21.

The Cowboys need to find a running game to support QB Tony Romo and the inconsistent offense. Felix Jones, their feature back, rushed for only 14 yards on 8 attempts against the Patriots, and that just won’t cut it.

CBS (Pete Prisco): #18

Prisco has been higher on the Cowboys than just about anyone else, but even he has doubts now.

They’ve lost three tough games — including to the Patriots Sunday — but they are too talented to count out. Why not play to win at New England?

What If Sports: #7 (!!!)

Thought I would throw in something positive. The web site What If Sports has its own power ranking system that is based on its simulations. The Cowboys stand tall at #7, one spot ahead of Detroit.

So there’s hope after all—in the word of simulations.