Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dallas Cowboys Week 14 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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: 28.6 (29th)
  • Best ranking: 27th (
  • Worst ranking: 29th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 14 roundup for the Cowboys in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Best-case scenario: They're competitive, but lose out. If you're Mike McCarthy, you want to build some kind of rapport with your players going into 2021. At the same time, winning doesn't really get the Cowboys anywhere. They have a 56.3 percent chance to land a top-five pick. Assuming Dak Prescott is back healthy, adding a blue-chip player either to the offensive line or the defense (or trading down for more picks) will help the Cowboys be competitive in 2021.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

This season gets worse by the week. The defense is atrocious. At least the offense showed some life against the Ravens.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Pretty much a total team collapse Monday, but especially on defense and special teams. Time to shift focus to Dak's contract, draft ... and maybe coaching changes.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Person with most at stake: QB Andy Dalton

Dalton came to the Cowboys to reset his career and potentially become a starter in 2021. The Cowboys never imagined him playing so much, but Dak Prescott was lost for the year to injury in Week 5. Dalton has a chance in the final month of the season to show he can be a starter for the next phase of his career if he plays well. The problem? There aren't a lot of openings, and the best spots might be where he would just be a bridge starter until a team hands the keys over to a high draft pick. -- Todd Archer -- Rank: 27

"I just don't know ... where this organization ... there's just so many things that have to be addressed this offseason," Troy Aikman said as the FOX broadcast went to commercial late in Dallas' 34-17 loss to the Ravens on Tuesday night. Minutes earlier, the Cowboys-legend-turned-color-man had questioned the effort of the defense on a J.K. Dobbins touchdown run that doubled as a matador routine by the Dallas defensive line. Ravens offensive lineman Orlando Brown underlined that point by repeatedly yelling "Easy money!" into an end-zone camera during the TD celebration. It all felt like a low point for the Cowboys, who gave up 294 yards on the ground and appear destined to spend the rest of December playing out the string of another deeply disappointing year.

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