The Cowboys have dropped four straight games on the field and it has sent them into a freefall across the board in the latest NFL power rankings. Take a look at where they stand this week.
ESPN has the Cowboys falling four spots down to No. 20 this week after the loss at MetLife. Here's their analysis…
*Seven giveaways, zero takeaways and 30.5 PPG allowed by the Cowboys during their four-game losing streak. Games against the Seahawks and Eagles the next two weeks could decide the Cowboys' season.
Fox Sports has the 'Boys dropping five spots down to No. 21 this week but sees some bright spots in the loss to the Giants. Here's what they had to say…
*The offensive line is back to its 2014 form thanks in part to the promotion of rookie La'el Collins. Running back Darren McFadden has emerged as the lead back, and he's looking more like the player we saw during his dominant 2011 season with the Raiders. If Matt Cassel can cut down on the turnovers until Tony Romo returns, the Cowboys have the other pieces in place to make a run for the NFC East.
NFL.com only has the Cowboys dropping one spot this week to No. 22. Here's their take on this week's loss…
Glad Matt Cassel did Steve Pelluer's legendary No. 16 justice out there in the New Meadowlands. The new man under center made a few plays -- including tossing a perfect ball on the run for a touchdown to Devin Street -- but the Cowboys could not overcome three interceptions, or a couple of major special-teams miscues by the kick-coverage units and Blonde Rambo. Tell you what: That Dallas defense allowed just 13 points. Looks different.
One thing's for sure, if the Cowboys don't right the ship in the next four weeks, it's not going to matter if Romo comes back or not. They definitely need to get it together if they want to have a shot at making a run at the playoffs upon Romo's return.