It's no surprise that the Cowboys continue to fall in the latest round of NFL power rankings. The defense stepped it up a notch against the high-powered Patriots offense, but the offense couldn't get it going. Here's a look at the latest look at the power rankings:
ESPN.com has the Cowboys coming in at No. 18, down five spots from last week. Here's what they had to say:
"The Cowboys have forced a turnover in only one of their five games this season (Week 2 vs. Eagles). Only the Texans have forced fewer turnovers (2) than the Cowboys (3) this season."
FoxSports.com has the Cowboys coming in at No. 16, only down one spot from last week. Here's what they had to say:
"Brandon Weeden is completing passes, but the offense is not moving the ball or scoring -- the expectation is that Matt Cassel will be starting when the Cowboys are back in action after a Week 6 bye. The additions of Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain, who racked up three sacks combined in their first game back, should provide a major boost on defense."
NFL.com has the 'Boys ranked the lowest of the three at No. 22, down four spots from last week. Here's what they had to say:
"So Greg Hardy played on Sunday -- and early on, he was able to destroy whomever New England lined up at left tackle. In a football sense, he will help the team. But of course, there were throngs of Cowboys fans who didn't want to see him sign with Dallas in the offseason, given his off-the-field issues. We'll see how that plays out over the season. The Cowboys' pass rush was able to decimate the Pats' protection several times in the first half, one of the few bright spots on the day for Dallas. Unfortunately, Brandon Weeden decimated any confidence people had in this Cowboy team sans Tony Romo."
The offense is going to have to step it up to give this team a shot in the coming weeks until Romo is back on the field. The upside is, the defense is getting healthier and getting pressure on the quarterback. The offense just needs to sustain drives to give them some time to rest.
Hopefully the bye week gives them time to regroup and figure out a way to move the ball down the field.