The latest NFL power rankings are in and our Dallas Cowboys move a spot up from 22 to number 21.
The Cowboys will face their NFC East rival the New York Giants Sunday with a chance to end their three game slide and play for a chance to retake first place.
This was the appropriate time to make the change from Brandon Weeden to Matt Cassel, with Dallas off last week. Another benefit of the bye: The Cowboys didn’t have to play another game without Dez Bryant, who could be close to returning — possibly even for Sunday’s game against the Giants. Same with Randy Gregory, who could be back in action for the first time since Week 1, when he injured his ankle. (That pass rush will look pretty good with Gregory back in the fold.) Tony Romo, on the other hand, is several weeks away from suiting up. Cassel should provide the Cowboys a better shot at winning this Sunday. His career TD-to-INT ratio (96:70) is much better than Weeden’s (28:30), and unlike the latter, Cassel has experienced success in the NFL before. Granted, it came in 2010, but work with me here.
— NFL (@NFL) October 20, 2015