Saturday, November 11, 2023

Dallas Cowboys Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Dallas Cowboys in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 9

Non-QB MVP: WR CeeDee Lamb

Lamb is on pace to set Cowboys records for catches (121) and yards (1,751) in a single season, surpassing Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. He has put up back-to-back 150-receiving-yard games, the first Dallas receiver to do that since Miles Austin in 2009. He has 14 100-yard receiving games in his career, trailing only Hall of Famer Bob Hayes (15). Despite the extra attention from defenses, Lamb is still making a ton of plays whether lining up outside or in the slot. -- Todd Archer -- Rank: 8

A few inches here, a foot out of bounds there, a fumble taking an unlucky bounce ... The Cowboys cruelly lost a game they absolutely could have -- and probably should have -- won in Philadelphia, and I just couldn't kill them for that. But should I? The question is whether you think coming up just short on some of these critical plays is a chronic issue or not. The Week 3 loss to Arizona screams YES, with all the red-zone failures. Sunday qualifies as further evidence there's a problem. Yet, the 'Boys have shown the ability to bludgeon so-so teams and outplayed the Chargers in crunch time. It's unclear. I'm not bailing on Dallas now -- not after the defense clamped down late and Dak Prescott made some big plays. But I am worried in the long run.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

They lost to the Eagles, but they have to feel good about the way they played. Dak Prescott came up big in a big game, which is important for down the road.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

Four of their next five games are at AT&T Stadium, and the next three overall against teams a collective 12 games below .500. Very good opportunity to make hay in the NFC East ahead of Week 14's rematch with Philadelphia — especially if WR CeeDee Lamb stays hot (30 catches for 466 yards over past three weeks).

The Athletic -- Rank: 12

Report card: C-plus

The Cowboys always get graded harshly because of their place in the league's history and owner Jerry Jones' penchant for drawing a bull's-eye on his squad. This year, the spotlight is all the brighter because Mike McCarthy jettisoned offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and designated himself the man to take Dallas over the top. Instead, the Cowboys are now 0-2 in their showdown games (against San Francisco and Philadelphia) and they are middle of the pack offensively (14th in yards per play, 5.3).

FOX -- Rank: 9

It's about as agonizingly close as you can come to a win while still losing, and it does count for something that the Cowboys were able to push a Super Bowl contender to the brink. Still not good enough for an organization with so much baggage. This is a playoff team, but they're still searching for the win that proves they can be more than that.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 9

It's fine for Micah Parsons to say it'll be OK the next time around, but he practically said the same thing after the blowout loss to the 49ers. The Cowboys found a way to blow a winnable game against the Eagles, making a misstep every time a winning opportunity presented itself. The problem is that happens with the Cowboys way too often in big games. It seems like that's part of their DNA, rather than a streak of bad luck.

PFT -- Rank: 9

Four very winnable games are on deck.

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