Week 5 NFL power rankings roundup: Cowboys slowly clinb ranks after 3-straight wins

Not everyone is as invested in the Dallas Cowboys as contenders in 2022,

 but there are certainly more people who believe they’re competitive than there used to be.

Tuesday is power rankings day around the NFL and when the dust settled following the Week 4 games,

Not everyone is a believer though, as Dallas still hovers around the middle of the pack in some circles,

 despite being one of just eight teams with a winning record.

The Cowboys have done so as winners of three straight, all with a backup quarterback under center.

 One would think that speaks to the overall ability of the club, but alas.

. Cowboys (10): Cooper Rush is the first quarterback in NFL history to win his first four starts while exceeding a 90.0 passer rating in each of them.

(Incidentally, before we ship him out, worth noting Dak Prescott lost his initial NFL start before winning the next 11.

 His QB rating during that rookie hot streak was 114.3.) The Cowboys are 3-0 since Dak Prescott got hurt. N

this is not a “Cooper Rush should be the QB” statement, because that’s nonsensical.

 But it probably paves the way for Rush to have a long career as an expensive backup

, and it’s setting Dallas up very well for when Prescott returns. The Eagles are fantastic but the NFC East race isn’t over.

Cooper Rush keeps playing well with all their weapons in a great passing system and their

defense keeps bringing it with pass rush and coverage. They were built better than expected to thrive without Dak Prescott.

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