12. Dallas Cowboys

Last Week's Rank: 14
Record: 6 - 4
This Week: W @ Redskins, 27-24
Up Next: vs. Miami, 4:15 Thursday
Trending: Up

The Cowboys had every opportunity to blow it Sunday afternoon and lose to the 'Skins. They came out flat, let Rex Grossman drive down the field to tie the game at the end of regulation, and then needed a missed field goal in overtime to stay alive. But, as they've done through the first half of the season, they found a way to pull out a W despite playing less than their best. And, as a result, they now sit at the top of the NFC East. For, how long? Well, with Miami and Arizona on the schedule, you'd think for at least two weeks. But this is Dallas, so let's see if they can continue to win the games that they should win.—Chris Yuscavage