AP Power Rankings: Cowboys keep No. 1 spot

AP Power Rankings: Cowboys keep No. 1 spot

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

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Baltimore Ravens 27-17 Sunday afternoon at AT & T Stadium in Arlington, moving their season record to 9-1. The Cowboys have won nine consecutive games, the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. New England is the fifth team in National Football League history - and the first since the 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers - to have at least 16 consecutive seasons with a.500 or better record.

As good as the Cowboys have been, they don't always have it figured out in the beginning.

But the significance of where they now stand isn't lost on the Cowboys, especially their quarterback.

As for whether the questions about Romo can fade now that he's been in uniform as the backup without playing, Prescott said he has his doubts.

It was odd for many to see No. 9 going through pregame drills with the backups, and wearing a baseball cap along with an earpiece to follow the calls during the game. Given the emergence of Dak Prescott as the quarterback of the future, and the team's overwhelming success with him under center, Romo may not have a place on the roster in 2017. Tannehill completed 24 of 34 passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns while Rams rookie Jared Goff, this year's top pick in the NFL Draft, completed 17 of 31 for 134 yards in his first start. He did well against the Ravens, he had a 97-yard game and he had an wonderful hurdle.

Bryant played the day after attending his father's funeral in Lufkin, Texas.

Bryant caught six passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against Baltimore a week after he had 116 receiving yards and a touchdown on six catches at Pittsburgh. That makes it even more impressive that two rookies were able to accomplish that feat on Sunday. "He did that last week and he did it again today".

It would be too easy to say that the entire first half or all of the penalties for the Dallas Cowboys was the ugly, but I'm going to go a different direction here and say that it was Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott broke Tony Dorsett's rookie rushing record for the Dallas Cowboys (1,007) that was set back in 1977. The Ravens didn't get it back until 1:50 remained, trailing by 10 points.

Romo, 36, was active for the first time since last Thanksgiving.

Baltimore had the ball for only 24:21 and committed 12 penalties for 136 yards. "And when they do, things get fun". "We just stay together, play together and try to execute the best way we possibly can".

Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards and ended a drought of 16 straight quarters on the road without a touchdown pass with a 5-yard scoring strike to Steve Smith the fourth.

Vikings 30, Cardinals 24: In Minneapolis, Xavier Rhodes returned one of his two interceptions 100 yards for a touchdown and Cordarrelle Patterson took the second-half kickoff 104 yards for a score.

There's still a lot of journey left before the moon, but as Jones said: "This team's playing above its pay grade".

Smith's 1,000th career catch came on the first play of the second half, a 22-yarder over the middle.