Welcome to my completely subjective power rankings of individual Dallas Cowboys players. Here I'll attempt to slot the Top 25 players based on several factors: overall career performance, season performance, recent performance and probably most importantly, overall worth to the team.
Players that have been injured recently are knocked down a few pegs (see, Miles Austin), but their obvious impact also plays a factor in how low they drop (see, Miles Austin).
Again, these are completely subjective, but to balance that out, I'll include their Pro Football Focus cumulative grades. PFF breaks down film of each play for every player in the NFL and assigns it a grade ranking from -2.0 to +2.0. A players individual grade is the accumulation of every snap he's taken for the 2011 season.
Therefore players such as DE Sean Lissemore, who has received the least amount of snaps of offensive/defensive players on the list are making a high impact in limited opportunities. Lissy hasn't even accrued enough snaps (25% of team's total snaps) to make the regular listing of 3-4 defensive ends for PFF. If he did, he'd rank 7th in the league based on what he's done in only 188 snaps.
Without further ado, here are the Week 14 IPPR's.