The latest NFL Power Rankings are out, and the Cowboys remain in the top five in most of the major media outlets. The Colts and Patriots are still the two top main teams atop these power rankings, and rightfully so, these teams are consistent season-to-season contenders, and nothing short of the Super Bowl is their goal. A few have the Steelers above us, which I don’t agree with. They have a good defense, but the offense is nothing spectacular. Here are the rankings from around the web:
FOX Sports: #4
Far and away the NFC’s most impressive team through three weeks of the season, the Cowboys rolled past the defending conference champion Bears 34-10 in Chicago on Sunday night. Tony Romo had his way with the highly touted Bears D, tossing for 329 yards and a touchdown in the win. More impressive than the offensive effort was the Dallas D. The Cowboys picked off Bears quarterback Rex Grossman three times and held the Bears to only 75 yards rushing. Wade Phillips has Dallas at 3-0 and in the driver’s seat in the NFC East. The Cowboys take on the winless Rams next week.
Who knew the Oct. 14 matchup against the Patriots might be the Super Bowl preview? Facing the Rams and Bills (a Monday nighter) the next two weeks, the Cowboys should be 5-0 going into the game against New England.
Last week: Led by Anthony Henryâ€™s two INTs, the Cowboys might have ended Rex Grossmanâ€™s starting career with a 34-10 win in Chicago.
Cold, Hard Football Facts: Marion Barber (40 carries) and Julius Jones (38) are splitting time, but not production — Barber has 256 yards and four touchdowns, Jones has 124 and no touchdowns. But Jones did save a bunch of money on his car insurance.
SI, Peter King: #4
The more I see Tony Romo, the more I say to Jerry Jones: Pay the man.
The win in Chicago announced that the Cowboys are the class of the NFC â€¦ for now. With the Rams and Bills on the schedule next, Dallas could be 5-0 when it welcomes New England on Oct. 14.
I have the Cowboys ranked at #3 Overall, and nothing drastic should change over the next two weeks; however, in week 6 the Cowboys will have a TRUE measuring stick against the highly vaunted Patriots squad. The Patriots are a complete team on both sides of the ball, they have a great defense, and a highly explosive offense. This will probably be billed as a preview to the Super Bowl, and ratings for this game will break records.