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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Dallas Cowboys rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Cowboys in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 7

Their issues last year were bad coaching, bad special teams and bad luck. The Cowboys were 1-6 in one-possession games. Mike McCarthy takes over, but Kellen Moore will still call plays for an offense that ranked second in efficiency and added CeeDee Lamb in the draft. This team has a Super Bowl ceiling, but there are a couple concerns. One, will McCarthy let Moore do his job, or will he want to intervene, especially if things don't go well early? And two, will the defense be good enough? Mike Nolan takes over as defensive coordinator and is expected to implement a more aggressive scheme, but they've got questions in the secondary.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 11

Mike McCarthy takes over a team loaded with talent. They will push the Eagles for the division title and could be a wild-card team that makes noise come playoff time.

USA Today -- Rank: 11

No reason they shouldn't sprint to another hot start, facing just one 2019 playoff team (Seattle) before calendar reaches November.

ESPN -- Rank: 5

How will quarterback Dak Prescott adapt to new coach Mike McCarthy?

Todd Archer: Most of the offense Prescott ran in his first four years with the Cowboys remains, with just tweaks from what McCarthy is accustomed to running. Kellen Moore remains as the playcaller, so Prescott will continue to have a familiar voice in his ear. But McCarthy will have a big influence, and the reason he was hired was because of his ability to raise the level of quarterback play. The talent on the Cowboys' offense is among the best in the NFL with Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin. Prescott is coming off a year in which he set personal bests with 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns but he was not part of even the virtual offseason program since he was looking for a contract. There is a rhythm that will need to be developed between McCarthy and Prescott. If they find it quick, the Cowboys should be a contender.

NFL.com -- Rank: 7

In a mailbag on the Cowboys' official site, reporters Nick Eatman and Rob Phillips broke down the similarities in the training camps of first-round pick CeeDee Lamb and 2010 first-rounder Dez Bryant. Lamb has impressed this summer, and it makes you think how truly dangerous Dallas' offense has the potential to be if Lamb quickly develops the way Dez did a decade ago. This is a team that already has an alpha dog No. 1 WR in Amari Cooper and a dynamic Year 3 talent in Michael Gallup. They don't need Lamb to hit the ground running ... but if he does? If Dak Prescott has three receiving stars at his disposal plus Ezekiel Elliott? The 'Boys could field their best offense ever.

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