The Washington Commanders are 1-1 after their loss to the Detroit Lions. That result really underlined the importance of their Week 1 win over Jacksonville. We all know the stat of teams that start 0-2 who go on to make the playoffs (spoiler: it’s not many), but a .500 start after two games is extremely doable.
But it all depends where the Commanders go from here.
Given how the rest of the NFC East has performed out the gates, the division is nearly as bad as analysts made it out to be before the season. You can probably guess which team deserves to sit atop the NFC East power rankings after two weeks, but how do the rest of the rankings look? Let’s find out.
Commanders: Week 2 NFC East power rankings
4. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys certainly have the potential to climb up the power rankings if they continue winning games with Cooper Rush under center. In the upset of the week, Dallas held serve at home against the reigning AFC champion Bengals.
Rush won’t strike fear into opponents, but he knows the playbook, trust his receivers and delivers an accurate ball. Now, pressure him and he’ll crumble, but Week 2 proved Dallas could stay relevant with Rush running the offense.
The main reason for that? The Cowboys’ defense.
It pains us to say it, but this defense is legit. Micah Parsons is generational, they’re secondary is seven or eight deep and the defensive line has had multiple surprise contributors, including Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler.
Up next for the Cowboys? The Giants on Monday Night Football in a matchup that could very well shake up the Week 3 NFC East power rankings.