2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Chiefs and Bills make a statement, Cowboys fall on their face

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16. Dallas Cowboys

It was a terrible start for the Dallas Cowboys that was only made worse by the loss of Dak Prescott. After playing one of his worst games in recent memory, Prescott had to leave the field when his hand was hit by Shaq Barrett.

After the game, it was announced by Jerry Jones that he would miss several weeks since surgery would be needed.

Even if Prescott wasn’t hurt, it would have been hard to believe in this team going forward. Jerry Jones and his son Stephen continue to be a huge problem. Jerry enables the players to the point that no matter who coaches them, they will always be undisciplined and be among the league leaders in penalties. And Stephen somehow convinced his dad to quit spending money as he keeps all the cash for his favorite player — cap space. This led to them cutting a lot of talent in the offseason, which was evident on Sunday.

This team is tending in the wrong direction and as long as the Jones family is in charge, it won’t change.

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15. Cleveland Browns

For the first time since 2004, the Cleveland Browns are 1-0. That’s a huge feat for them, and they even proved they were right in drafting Cade York. The fourth-round pick from LSU was the best kicker entering the league this season and while they were criticized for taking a kicker that high, he was 4-of-4 on field goals and 2-of-2 on extra points.

York also drilled a 58-yarder to give his team the win. Outside of York, the Browns had a lot of positives in their win, including the wideouts getting plenty of separation and the ground game going for 217 yards.

There are some concerns though, mainly Jacoby Brissett. He was 18-of-34 for 147-yards and needed a terrible roughing call to deliver the game-winning drive. For the next 10 games, he’s the starter, so they have to hope he can improve because not every team will be as forgiving as Carolina when so many passes are off target.