After a heartbreaking loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 8, the Dallas Cowboys enter midseason at 4-4, still atop the NFC East. The loss was representative of the Cowboys organization as a whole: up and down with the team appearing to finally get over the hump before going down late.
The Cowboys have had some inspiring performances from unexpected players this season, as well as some big letdowns from former stars. As such, their position report cards exhibit a wide range of grades.
Each positional unit has been graded using a combination of advanced stats—most notably from Advanced NFL Stats and Pro Football Focus (subscription required)—and film study. Pro-Football-Reference.com was also a source for stats.