Cow­boys re­main at top of AP power rank­ings

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Simmi But­tar

Dak Prescott and the surg­ing Dal­las Cow­boys keep on rolling. The Cow­boys have won a fran­chise reg­u­lar-sea­son record nine games in a row to re­mained in the No. 1 spot in the lat­est AP Pro32 poll.

Dak Prescott and the surg­ing Dal­las Cow­boys keep on rolling.

The Cow­boys have won a fran­chise reg­u­lar-sea­son record nine games in a row and host the ri­val Red­skins on Thanks­giv­ing Day in a key NFC East matchup.

The Cow­boys also re­mained in the No. 1 spot in the lat­est AP Pro32 poll , which was re­leased Tues­day.

Dal­las re­ceived 11 first­place votes for 383 points from bal­lot­ing by me­dia mem­bers who reg­u­larly cover the NFL.

“Dak Prescott passes an­other im­por­tant test, not only solv­ing the Ravens’ top-ranked de­fense, but do­ing so with Tony Romo in uni­form for the first time this sea­son,” said News­day’s Bob Glauber.

The top three teams all stayed the same from last week’s poll as Seat­tle fin­ished with 364 points and New Eng­land re­ceived the other first-place vote and had 359 points.

The AFC West dom­i­nates the next part of the poll as first-place Oak­land and Den­ver each move up a spot to No. 4 and 5, re­spec­tively. Kansas City fell two spots into a tie at No. 6 with the New York Giants, who have won five games in a row and face win­less Cleve­land on Sun­day.

“Very qui­etly, the Giants have rat­tled off five straight wins,” said Jenny Vrentas of The Mon­day Morn­ing Quar­ter­back.

“The dif­fer­ence be­tween this year’s team and last year’s team is that the Giants fi­nally have the tal­ent on de­fense to close out tight games.”

Wash­ing­ton be­came the third NFC East team in the poll as it moved up a spot to No. 8.

“How do you like Kirk Cousins now?” asked Ira Kauf­man of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“In line for a big pay­day, Cousins is deftly guid­ing the NFL’s No. 2 of­fense.”

A pair of first-place teams round out the top 10.

Atlanta, which leads the NFC South by a game fell a spot to No. 9.

And Detroit, which is tied with Min­nesota in the NFC North, moved up two places to No. 10. And the Vik­ings, who play the Lions on Thanks­giv­ing Day, moved up four spots to No. 11.

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