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2012 NFL power rankings: Cowboys come in at No. 13

The Dallas Cowboys have won four of five, and are No. 13 in the latest SB Nation NFL power rankings.

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The Dallas Cowboys stayed afloat in the NFC playoff chase with a come-from-behind, 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend. The win improved Dallas to 7-6, a game behind the New York Giants in the NFC East and a game behind the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears for the two wild-card spots.

Right now, the Cowboys wouldn't be one of the league's 12 playoff teams, and it's right outside of that top 12 -- at No. 13 -- where the Dallas Cowboys fall in the latest SB Nation NFL power rankings.

It was the fourth win in five games and second straight for Dallas, which might have to continue its pursuit of the playoffs without starting wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was injured in the win over the Bengals.

Dallas also comes in at No. 13 in the latest power rankings from ESPN.com, but CBS Sports' Pete Prisco likes America's Team slightly more, putting Dallas at No. 12 in his rankings.

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