NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Cowboys Claim Top NFC Spot

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Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (89) celebrates his third quarter touchdown with receiver Dwayne Harris (17) against the New York Giants safety Quintin Demps (35) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

SLR’s Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: 1-5

13. Solid on offense, solid on defense, the loss to the Chiefs was a bump in the road.. 5-2. Last Week: 2. San Diego Chargers. 5. player

54. It turns out that the Eagles not only have serious competition in the NFC East from the Cowboys, they are no longer the favorite to win the division.. 5-1. Last Week: 4. Philadelphia Eagles. 4. player

The surprising Cardinals have a little cushion in the NFC West thanks to some early-season losses by the 49ers and Seahawks, not that they’ve needed it so far.. 5-1. Last Week: 3. Arizona Cardinals. 3. player. 32

player. 123. With a competant defense and the NFL’s best offensive line, the Cowboys are for real and have earned contender status in the NFC.. 6-1. Last Week: 5. Dallas Cowboys. 2

45. Whether or not Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of all time is debatable but the Broncos’ spot atop this week’s rankings is not.. 5-1. Last Week: 1. Denver Broncos. 1. player