2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top

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14. Dallas Cowboys

One year after coming out of nowhere by finishing with the best record in the NFC, many expected the Dallas Cowboys to be serious contenders in the NFC, and rightfully so when looking at all of the dangerous weapons on offense. Instead, the Cowboys struggled to adjust to moves on the offensive line along with the drama surrounding the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott before going on to finish with a 9-7 record.

Now, the question becomes whether Dallas has what it takes to turn things around in 2018 to become one of the top contenders in the NFC once again, and based off the talent on both sides of the football, there’s reasons to feel confident in that happening. Assuming Dak Prescott can learn from his mistakes as a sophomore in the NFL, the Cowboys quarterback hopes to take advantage of not only having one of the league’s toughest running backs in Elliott, but also the addition of Allen Hurns should help take some of that pressure off under center.

As for the situation with Dez Bryant, all signs point to the wideout still being on the roster for the 2018 season, but to see him earn that kind of money when compared to the numbers he puts up is insane. With that being said, the potential surrounding the new duo of Bryant and Hurns should have the rest of the NFC on alert, including the Rams.