6. Dallas Cowboys (10)
Once again, the Dallas Cowboys were beyond thrilled to have Ezekiel Elliott in the lineup in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs when originally it seemed like the superstar running back would be out of the picture due to a suspension. By rushing for 93 yards on 27 carries to go along with a touchdown, Elliott continues to show just how much of a difference this offense is when he’s part of the lineup, and losing him down the stretch would be absolutely crushing.
All of a sudden, Dallas is slowly working their way up to being one of the hottest teams in the NFL after putting together their third win in a row on Sunday against the Chiefs. And as much as the Cowboys were thrilled to see Elliott continue his hot streak, Dak Prescott was even more excited to see some of his other receivers in Terrance Williams (nine catches for 141 yards) and Cole Beasley (four catches for 24 yards with two scores) step it up when the offense needed it the most.
Isn’t it crazy how much can change in a matter of weeks? Just when Dallas appeared to be in trouble at the beginning of October, this team all of a sudden can’t wait for their meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles in two weeks to hopefully inch closer to the top of the division. But first, the Cowboys need to focus on their next matchup on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.