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Who's the best team in the NFL at the midseason?

After eight weeks of play, the NFL is at its halfway point—giving fans plenty of time to ponder the highs and lows of a tumultuous season. Two particular teams have risen to the top, propelled by great quarterback play: the Dallas Cowboys (7-1) and the New England Patriots (7-1). Rookie Dak Prescott is leading the Cowboys into a new era and New England has squeezed another MVP-like season out of the ageless Tom Brady. Both have top squads, but which team is best? Vote below! 🏈

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The Washington Post's Jeff Dooley says the Patriots make it look easy, and that's the best they are the best team in the league. Here are four reasons why:

  1. Tom Brady could again be the No. 1 QB in the NFL this season
  2. The tight end duo of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett is scary-good
  3. The offensive line isn’t great, but it’s a little better than last year
  4. The defense is a top-10 unit in the league
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Yeah, but how good are the Cowboys? So good that they can play like garbage and still win. That's what makes a great team:

The Dallas Cowboys played nearly an entire game in which their quarterback was bad, and a whole host of other individuals from the coaches to the offensive linemen to certain members of the defense took turns drinking from the aged Barrel of Stupid.
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Somehow they won.
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This is one of the surest signs of a good team — they can win when they are bad. The Cowboys were bad Sunday night and they won Sunday night.
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Up until the final moments of regulation, the rookie Hall of Fame quarterback was terrible, and there was plenty of evidence to suggest that the Philadelphia Eagles were going to be the second NFC East team this season to leave Jerry World with a win.
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And the fans are behind America's team... all the way to the Super Bowl!

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... Get out of here with that junk. How many Super Bowls have the Cowboys won lately? The Patriots are a dynasty, and the best team in the NFL! Stats don't lie.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Who's the best team in the NFL at the midseason?
#CowboysFTW
A festive crown for the winner
#PatriotsFTW