Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Dallas Cowboys rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 13.6 (15th)
- Best ranking: 11th (NFL.com)
- Worst ranking: 16th (USA Today)
Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Cowboys in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 13
"I think it's the wrong call to take the extra point," McCarthy said, via The Athletic's Jon Machota. "The decision to go for two there is simple mathematics where you'd rather know if it's a two-score game at the earliest time instead of taking all the way it down to the end and playing for two points at the end. I can't tell you how many conversations I've been involved in about this particular situation. To go for two there is just to make it clear with a little over four minutes left if we were going to be in a one-score game or a two-score game was the thinking."
The Cowboys' two-point conversion failed, so they were down nine and knew they had to go fast on their next possession to score a touchdown and then attempt an onside kick. Had they kicked the extra point to go down eight, maybe they would've approached the second possession as if they needed just one score. Then if they missed the two-point conversion, they might not have had enough time for the onside kick, ensuing drive and game-winning field goal. McCarthy absolutely made the right call.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 14
USA Today -- Rank: 16
ESPN -- Rank: 14
Schultz caught nine passes for 88 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. He had 14 career receptions entering the game. Dak Prescott wasn't afraid to look his way, even in key situations, including on his 10-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Schultz will benefit from the attention Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott receive, but he should not be viewed as another Jason Witten. If Schultz can be steady -- he had a fumble versus the Falcons after two drops against the Rams -- he can be an asset, but more as an outlet option than a main target. -- Todd Archer
NFL.com -- Rank: 11
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