NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Falcons stun Saints, Vikings hold strong

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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12. Dallas Cowboys (14)

Technically, the Dallas Cowboys are still in first place over the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East due to their previous head-to-head matchup, but losing at home to the Minnesota Vikings prevented Jason Garrett‘s team from being in better shape.

If the Cowboys ended up defeating the Vikings, Dallas would still hold a full-game lead over Philadelphia in the division standings.

Instead, both the Cowboys and Eagles currently sit at 5-4, but also the argument can be made that Philadelphia has the easier remaining schedule.

Plenty of factors came into play behind this tough loss for Dallas, but it’s tough for fans not to feel frustrated over some of the questionable play-calling towards the end of the game on offense.

With the Cowboys in need of a touchdown in the final minutes, it’s mind-blowing to think how Dallas was running the football instead of feeding the football to some of the hot hands in the passing game such as Amari Cooper or Randall Cobb.

After suffering their fourth loss in six games, the Cowboys better hope for better results in Week 11 on the road against the Detroit Lions, or the pressure will only continue to build up the rest of the way.