How Many Cowboys Rank In NFL's Top 100?

The Dallas Cowboys have some of the highest-paid players in the NFL at their positions. But are they ranked in the Top 100?
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The NFL is full of talent. And the debate about “who's better than who” is constant, and a favorite among fans. 

About this time each year is when all the 'Top 100' lists start to appear, and all those so-called experts attempt to justify their rankings. CBS Sports' Pete Prisco has revealed his list for 2021. Is that list favorable to the Cowboys?

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Four players from the Cowboys are included on that list, with another two on the 'Just Missed' list.

Out of those four, three are in the Top-50. Here they are, with Pete's commentary:

18. Zack Martin - He remains a top-level offensive lineman, who excels in the run game and in pass protection. He was the lone bright spot on an injury-plagued Dallas line last year.

42. Demarcus Lawrence - He hasn't had double-digit sacks in either of the past two seasons -- getting 6.5 last season -- but he remains a player who does get a lot of pressure. He's still playing at a high level, even inf the sack numbers might now show it.

50. Dak Prescott - His season-ending ankle injury last season sent the Cowboys into a tailspin. He signed a big, new contract this offseason, which will put more pressure on him, but he seems more than up to it.

57. Ezekiel Elliott - Elliott is coming off a disappointing 2020 season that saw him rush for career lows in yards (979) and average (4.0). The line was banged up in front of him, but this is a big prove-it year for Elliott coming up in 2021.

Tyron Smith and Amari Cooper were mentioned on the 'Just Missed' list, indicating they garnered some consideration.

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Are there noticeable snubs? Certainly, an argument could be made for CeeDee Lamb, although as a rookie last season, one would understand the lack of national attention.

Seeing four members of the Cowboys make Prisco's list of the Top 100 NFL Players of 2021 is a nice compliment, even if some fan favorites didn't make the cut. Hopefully, 2021 is good to the Cowboys, and even more are noticed for the list in 2022.