The final month of the NFL's regular season is when the playoff contenders begin to separate themselves from the also-rans.
That was reflected in the AP Pro32 poll released on Tuesday.
The top six spots (Dallas, New England, Oakland, Kansas City, Seattle and Denver) all remained the same from the previous week after each team won.
The Cowboys are No. 1 after receiving 11 first-place votes for 383 points from balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL.
The Cowboys have won 11 in a row heading into Sunday night's matchup at the NFC East-rival Giants. The Giants handed the Cowboys their only loss of the season in Week 1.
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