NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Eagles collapse in fourth quarter during loss to Panthers

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18. Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are going to look back at this Week 7 loss to the Washington Redskins, and wish they would have played better at certain points in the game since they seemed to be in position to win on numerous occasions, only to come up short. Even when the Cowboys looked like they were going to pull off the epic comeback in the final minutes of the game, Brett Maher missed a field goal from 52 yards out that would have sent the game to overtime.

With Sunday’s loss to Washington, Dallas is now 0-4 on the road this season, and missed out on a golden opportunity to take over first place in the NFC East, which is frustrating since they know trail their rivals by two full games. As much credit as the defense of the Redskins deserves, it was frustrating for the Cowboys to see Ezekiel Elliott be held to just 34 rushing yards on 15 carries when looking at how he’s normally one of the most consistent running backs in the league.

At least with the bye week, Dallas will have plenty of time to rest before two tough battles against the Tennessee Titans and Eagles. The good news for the Cowboys is despite missing out on Sunday’s opportunities, they’re far from out in the NFC East race.