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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys Are Moving Up

A romp over Buffalo could be the start of something big for the suddenly hot Cowboys.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 13:  DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against  Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills at Cowboys Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 13: DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills at Cowboys Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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After beating the 5-4 Buffalo Bills 44-7, giving them their biggest margin of victory in 11 seasons, the Dallas Cowboys are rapidly moving up SBNation's latest NFL Power Rankings:

12. Dallas Cowboys (5-4, LW: 16): The Cowboys are knocking on the Giants door in that division. We know they have the talent to go on a run. It's just a matter of doing it consistently.

Since being embarrassed by the Philadelphia Eagles on national TV and falling to 3-4, the Cowboys have been on a two-game winning streak while the rest of the NFC East has fallen apart.

Dallas now has a +41 point differential, better than the division leading New York Giants +7. By Dec. 11, the first time the two teams play this year, their place in the standings could be reversed.

In the next three weeks, the Cowboys face the hapless Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals, while the Giants have to run a gauntlet of Philadelphia, New Orleans and Green Bay.

Dallas' new found consistency has coincided with the emergence of DeMarco Murray at running back, and if it lasts, the Cowboys have an excellent chance to be at the top of the NFC East by the end of the month.

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