NFL Power Rankings: October Edition finds LA Rams rising

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24. Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are the most proficient offense in the NFL. Why are they so low? Because they have one of the worst defenses ever in the NFL right now. Over four games, the Cowboys allow an average of 36.5 points per game. That is the worst defensive performance in this millennia.  That’s laughably horrible.

2020 Summary

After four games, the Dallas Cowboys offense is both impressive and hollow. It’s a stat machine, a conglomeration of players who want to shine on the box stats, but who seem to struggle when it comes to sacrificing me for us.

All off-season, the LA Rams had to hear how the Dallas Cowboys would come in and make SoFi Stadium their home field. Ironically, no field seems particularly friendly to them right now.

2020 Outlook

The Cowboys are 1-3 but play in the worst division in the NFL.  With three teams in the division with entirely new coaching staves, the division is pretty much ending up according to realistic expectations. They are all struggling. And it’s only by that fortune that the Cowboys will have a chance to find a playoff berth. In a similar situation in 2019, the 9-7 Philadelphia Eagles claimed the division crown over the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys. 24. team. 123. . 1-3. Previous: 14th

Will a 9-7 Eagles team do so this year? No, but an 8-7-1 Eagles team just might. And there is the rub. How could anyone confuse this team with a Super Bowl contender? This was an 8-8 team in 2019 with a new coaching staff and a weaker defense. Sometimes cardboard is not hardwood, it’s just cardboard.