NFC Power Rankings: Have the Cowboys shown enough to be No. 1 entering Week 3?

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We saw another strong outing for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, we also saw a lot of good and bad teams around the NFC as a whole. We know that to be competitive in the NFL you need to be able to field a well-rounded football team and even though it's still early in the season we can start to see which teams in the conference are beginning to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

So let's take a look at the current power rankings for all 16 teams in the NFC and see where the Cowboys fall at this point.

16th Chicago Bears

Record: 0-2
Points per Game: 18.5 (22nd in the league)
Points Against per Game: 32.5 (31st in the league)

There was so much hype surrounding this Bears team with the anticipation that quarterback Justin Fields would be making the second-year jump in performance. Well, that hasn't come to fruition and now the Bears find themselves in the cellar of the NFC power rankings. They have an offense that isn't able to push the football down the field or run the ball thanks to their offensive line and a defense that isn't able to slow down any offense thus far. It's shaping up to be a long season for these Bears.

15th Arizona Cardinals

Record: 0-2
Points per Game: 22.0 (19th in the league)
Points Against per Game: 25.5 (19th in the league)

You have to feel for quarterback Joshua Dobbs who came out that last two weeks and played his heart out but when you're on a team that is banged up and a front office that looks to be trying to tank this season it's easy to see why they are going to be at the bottom in the NFC power rankings. Things won't get much easier for them either as they face off against the Cowboys in week three and will be without the leader of their secondary in Budda Baker.

14th Carolina Panthers

Record: 0-2
Points per Game: 13.5 (30th in the league)
Points Against per Game: 22.0 (13th in the league)

It's been a nice start for Bryce Young so far this season but overall the Panthers just don't have the firepower on the outside to help the young quarterback. The defense has been able to keep them in games but the offense just hasn't been able to get anything going on the outside which has allowed teams to focus on stopping their running game and the big free-agent pick-up in Miles Sanders. This will be a good teaching season for Young that should allow him to get even better next season if this team can add weapons on the outside around him.