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Where Does Cowboys’ Talent Rank in the NFL?

The have proven capable of building a contending football team over the last few years. They have a talented, young roster that has been mainly built through the NFL Draft by both Stephen Jones and . On offense and , the Cowboys have plenty of talented players that make this team special. But where does that talent rank among other teams in the NFL?

decided to rank the Top 10 most talented teams for NFL.com on the league and some of the were surprising. In Brandt's ranking, the East headlined the league with the at #1 and the Cowboys at #2.

Here's how Brandt's top 5 looks like:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Dallas Cowboys
  3. New England Patriots

First off, the first surprise might be seeing the Eagles at #1. Last year, Gil Brandt also listed them as the most talented team in the game. As we know, the Cowboys and Eagles will headline the battle for the in the upcoming season and they both have great football teams. In terms of talent, they're close to each other.

Both teams have great offensive lines and capable quarterbacks, which is essential to winning in a league such as the NFL. Weapons in the are also similar in level, with the Eagles having an at tight end thanks to . As far as the is concerned, gives the Cowboys one of the best ground attacks in the league.

The list is a good reminder of how good the Cowboys' division rival is and how we should not take the NFC East title for granted. It'll be quite a challenge to win it for the second consecutive year.

Do they deserve such a high place on the list? It's difficult to agree in ranking them above the who fell to #4. That's a team filled with superstars that made the Super Bowl last year and didn't suffer any major losses in the . , and lead a team that has plenty of talent on both sides of the ball.

As far as the Cowboys are concerned, although I was shocked to see them at #2 at first, I believe there's an argument to be made for them. As mentioned before, the offense has one of the best offensive lines in the game (if healthy, which might be a big if), an elite , a franchise QB in and a solid receiving core led by .

On defense, their shines with one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, . and should be as successful as last year, running from sideline to sideline and making impressive plays.

The secondary isn't as good. However, was a second-team All-Pro in 2018 and the other cornerbacks are at least above average. At safety, is a promising player who is due for a breakout year.

So maybe the Cowboys' spot on Gil Brandt's ranking is accurate after all. Of course, talent isn't enough to win in the NFL. It's also worth mentioning that last season, six out of ten teams in Brandt's rankings didn't make the postseason, including three from the top 5. So get excited, but not too much.

Do you agree with the Cowboys being ranked as the second most talented team?

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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Sexcdex Xfact

It’s like this with me
Dallas started 3-5 due to a failed receiver via committee boatload of crap

Dak & the offense survived the worst rated receiver corp in the league at the beginning of last year
They never had even the declined hof’er in JWitt at all
No noteworthy tightend at all

An injury -ridden Oline that went a different direction scheme-wise under Paul Alexander

Amari was proven solid by Prescott & he proved Dak was far from the problem on offense

Now
With the fact of them overachieving despite coaching & player dysfunctions, alongside injury, suspensions etc they made 2-postseason appearances

Now
With very adequate upgrades in E-V-E-R-Y position not called the safety position,
Dallas is primed on both sides of the ball to excel even last years achievements

Dak’s alleged improvements are being raved about
And OC Kellen Moore is being praised as he genius TI be unveiled in dye time gives the Cowboys a prompt & well-deserved #2 NFC ranking
Dallas did far more w/far less

I just wouldn’t have Philly as #1
Maybe #4
But
Th NO Saints would be ahead of Philly until Wentz &Philly prove they’re back to ’17 firm & Wentz can #1
Stay on the field
#2
Play in & win a playoff game

John McClain

I think that the Dallas Cowboys along with the Saints rams Vikings and chargers are all very close talent wise

Steve

I feel that Stephen & Will has done a awesome job filling the roster out this up and coming season! We have competent backups on the Off Line and DLine which has burnt us badly in the past! Our Receiver group is the best we have had in many years! Our RB’s (Zeke) is a stud and hopefully Pollard can help out and create a nice 1/2 Punch! Our LB’s are straight up studs! The ONLY position I worry about is Safety! Woods is above average and would love to see a breakout yr for him, Heath has got to get better or just replace him. Maybe GI can take his spot! Corners is another slight worry, gotta see more from Jones and of course Awuzie has got to stay healthy! Brown is there and Lewis but we shall see how that all plays out! Solid as hell Team this 19/20 Season and can’t wait to get started! BTW I didnt mention Dak cause I don’t wanna jinx him or Kellen! Wit will always be Wit….

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