Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Take Dip

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Sep 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball for a second quarter touchdown against the New Orleans Saints at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

123. It’s funny to me how Tony Romo is a “bad quarterback” when he puts up an elite season last year but gets terrible play-calling that turns the offense he is in into a one-dimensional offense and has an all-time bad defense on the other side of things. Now that the defense appears to have at least improved and DeMarco Murray is finally getting the proper amount of carries behind a very good offensive line, all the Romo critics seem to have temporarily been silenced. I’m not going to defend Romo’s past late-December meltdowns, but maybe it’s time to come to the conclusion that the rest of the year he is one of the better quarterbacks in the league (better, not top five). And until the past three games, he hasn’t exactly been set up for success by the handful of offensive play-callers that he’s had. Another thought: I still don’t think they are better than the Eagles, but why is it such a surprise that they appear to be firmly entrenched in the NFC East race? I mean, they were in a win or go home situation come week 17 the last three years.. (3-1). Previous: . Cowboys. 9. team