NFC power rankings, Week 4: Cowboys look strong
16. Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray makes the Cardinals interesting, but he doesn’t make them good. Long way to go in the desert.
15. Washington Redskins
The Redskins should stop wasting time and hand the reins over to Dwayne Haskins. Case Keenum isn’t the answer, and even he knows that.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If you lose to the New York Giants at home, you are going to be near the bottom of the rankings. The Buccaneers had a great chance to make a move in the NFC South and blew it.
13. New York Giants
Daniel Jones looks intriguing for New York. With Saquon Barkley out at least a month with a high ankle sprain, Jones needs to continue his assault on the NFL.
12. Carolina Panthers
Kyle Allen came in and did the job against the Cardinals. Now he hits the road for a second straight week to take on the Houston Texans.
11. Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta has to be better defensively. The offensive line also need to be better at protecting Matt Ryan, or the season could spiral.
10. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are one of the most talented teams in the league, even with their crush of injuries. Yet Philadelphia sits 1-2 and facing an uphill climb in the NFC East.
9. Detroit Lions
Not sure what to make of Detroit. Outplayed for large stretches of the first three weeks and yet 2-0-1. Enter the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.
8. Seattle Seahawks
Can’t lose at home to Teddy Bridgewater. Seattle needs to bounce back against Arizona this week.
7. New Orleans Saints
Teddy Bridgewater was able to go into Seattle and pull the upset thanks to a pair of non-offensive touchdowns. Can he beat the Cowboys without similar help?
6. Minnesota Vikings
Big game in Chicago this weekend. Kirk Cousins needs to step up and show why Minnesota gave him that $84 million deal.
5. Chicago Bears
The defense is elite, Mitchell Trubisky is not. The concern is the latter drags down the former over time.
4. San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo can be better, but the defense has played well and the offense has talent all over the field.
3. Los Angeles Rams
There should be real concern about Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, but the defense is playing well and Sean McVay will scheme the offense into being good by the midway point.
2. Green Bay Packers
Just wait until Aaron Rodgers and the offense begin to click.
1. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have a terrific offensive coordinator in Kellen Moore, the pieces to do damage and a rock solid defense to boot.