Ranking the 5 best teams in NFC after Cowboys Week 5 loss

Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers
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The Dallas Cowboys would love to forget what happened in Week 5. They were essentially humiliated on Sunday night football as the San Francisco 49ers blew them out by a score of 42-10

Nothing was simply working for the Cowboys last Sunday. The defense couldn’t stop the 49ers high-octane offense. San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy balled out and threw four touchdown passes, three of which went to tight end George Kittle. 

On offense, it was a disappointment for Dak Prescott and company. They couldn’t move the ball, and Prescott threw three interceptions in the contest. Running back Tony Pollard (29 rush yards) and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (four catches for 29 yards) were also both quiet in the loss. 

After Week 5, it’s pretty evident that the 49ers are miles ahead of the Cowboys as a football team. Dallas really stood no chance in the game, and that was clear from the opening drive. 

Despite edge rusher Micah Parsons saying postgame that he doesn’t believe San Francisco is “playing at a higher level” than Dallas, the 49ers are clearly the better team. That could change, but for now, it’s pretty obvious. 

With the 49ers dismantling the Cowboys in front of 26 million people on TV, now is the perfect time to see where Dallas does stack up among all NFC contenders.