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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 9 roundup for the Cowboys in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

What's left to say? Ben DiNucci gave them no chance Sunday night against the Eagles. I was surprised Dallas didn't take more shots downfield to see if their wide receivers could win 50/50 balls or draw pass interference penalties. The Cowboys are 2-6, and their minus-81 point differential is better than only the Jets.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 28

They are a mess. Getting Andy Dalton back won't fix it either. It looks like it's on to 2021.

USA Today -- Rank: 30

If nothing else, Dallas seems to have successfully addressed the kicking game given Greg Zuerlein's performance this year.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Reason for optimism: CB Trevon Diggs

With two picks of Carson Wentz on Sunday, Diggs became the first Cowboys rookie defensive back with multiple interceptions in the same game since Terence Newman in 2003. He became the first rookie defender with multiple picks in a game since Sean Lee in 2010. Diggs has given up too many big plays, and his eyes are not always in the right spot, but he is at least showing promise, which can't be said for a lot of defenders. "He's as good a young player that I have ever seen when the ball's in the air," Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said. -- Todd Archer

NFL.com -- Rank: 30

You're not gonna believe it, but Ben DiNucci did not provide the spark to save the Cowboys' season. The third-string quarterback played like ... well ... a third-string quarterback against the Eagles, completing 21-of-40 passes for 180 yards and losing two fumbles, one of which was returned for a score in a 23-9 defeat. DiNucci wasn't good, but neither was Andy Dalton before he went out with a concussion in Week 7. Just imagine being Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup -- three star-level wide receivers who suddenly find themselves trapped in the least efficient offense in football not being run by Adam Gase. If Dalton can return in Week 9, there's still hope this offense can stabilize into something resembling a competitive unit. It's good to have goals.

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