NFL power rankings Week 3: comparing with Elliot Harrison

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7. player. 123. <p><strong>Harrison: 13</strong></p> <p>Harrison pretty much chucks the Cowboys under the bus now that Romo is out for a few months, but I don’t go that far. I knock the Cowboys further down than I would if Romo was healthy, of course. However, that suffocating defense (currently ranked third in fewest yards allowed) will keep the ‘Boys afloat, and it’s not like the offense is starving for weapons.</p> <p>As long as Brandon Weeden (or whoever steps in for Romo—they’re perusing the free agent quarterback market as we speak) is able to ferry the ball out to Jason Witten, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley, the Cowboys will stay above .500 for the duration of Romo’s absence.</p> <p>Big game next week against the ascending Falcons in the early slate of Sunday games. It would be huge for the Cowboys to get a win in the first game without Romo.</p>. NFC East. 2-0. Dallas Cowboys

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