Halfway through the third quarter against Detroit last Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys were looking at a place in the top 5 of SBNation's NFL Power Rankings.
16. Dallas Cowboys (2-2, LW: 9): Oy. Another fourth quarter loss. The talent is there but they can't string together multiple wins. This might be the most frustrating team in the NFL.
The middle-of-the-pack seems about right for a team that always seems to play to its level of competition.
Optimists will note that the Cowboys could be 4-0 if Tony Romo would stop throwing mind-boggling interceptions when the Cowboys have huge second-half leads. Pessimists will note that they could be 0-4 were it not for his late-game heroics against San Francisco and Washington.
Going into a bye week, Dallas will need to get their offensive stars (Romo, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Felix Jones) and their defensive backfield healthy before a trip to New England in Week 6.