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NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys Still 21st, Patriots Still On Top

The latest NFL power rankings are out at SB Nation - and there's no change for the Dallas Cowboys

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Fresh off a 33-30 win over the rival Redskins, the Cowboys remained 21st in the power rankings for the second consecutive week. While it's hardly anything to write home about, it's still a nice turn around for Dallas given where the team was when Wade Phillips was fired. The win over Washington may have been ugly (see: Rex Grossman throwing four touchdown passes), but I'm sure Jason Garrett will take it as he looks to become Dallas' head coach for 2011 and beyond.

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Dallas will look to crack into the teens next week. They head to Arizona on Christmas night to take on the Cardinals.

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At the top end of the rankings, the New England Patriots remain kings. Matt Flynn and the Packers made it interesting in Foxboro on Sunday night, but Flynn showed why he's Matt Flynn in the waning seconds of the game while Tom Brady showed why he's Tom Brady, leading the Patriots to an ugly victory. New England can lock up the No. 1 seed in the AFC with their next win. Bill Belichick's team heads to Buffalo this week before hosting the Miami Dolphins in Week 17.

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The NFC East does have some representation in the top five this week - the Philadelphia Eagles. Coming off a come-from-behind-win for the ages, Michael Vick's Eagles rose from sixth to third this week in the rankings. The Falcons are second while the Ravens and Jets round out the top five.

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