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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Dallas Cowboys: Top 10 players after Week 2

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

IRVING -- With one excellent performance and one raggedy performance this season, there’s quite a bit of movement in the roster rankings, including a new No. 1.

Each week, during the season, I’ll rank my top 10 players on the roster based on their performances this season.

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1. Anthony Spencer: Although he wasn’t blocked on either sack attempt, no one will remember at the end of the season. Plus, he had a tackle for loss and two other hits on QB Russell Wilson.
Last Week:2

2. DeMarcus Ware: His streak of 11 consecutive road games with a sack ended, but he did have eight tackles, including one for a loss.
Last Week: 3

3. Tony Romo: His BFF Jason Witten betrayed him at least three drops, and the offensive line wasn’t much better. He failed to find a rhythm all day.
Last Week: 1

4. Sean Lee: Recorded a team-high 14 tackles and missed only two plays after the devastating hit Golden Tate delivered. The epitome of toughness.
Last Week: 5

5. DeMarco Murray: With only four second-half carries, he didn’t get a chance to inflict much damage
Last Week: 4

6. Bruce Carter: Continues to play well as a starter and tied for the team lead with four solo tackles in addition to a tackle for loss. The dropped interception in the first quarter hurt.
Last Week: 10

7. Brandon Carr: Tate and Sidney Rice combined for six catches and 71 yards. Pedestrian.
Last Week: 7

8. Miles Austin: Scored a touchdown for the second consecutive game, but caught only 5 of 10 passes thrown his way. He finished with 63 yards and no drops.
Last Week:NR

9. Sean Lissemore: Finished with 10 tackles, an absurd number considering he played only 38 snaps. His high motor is evident each week.
Last Week:NR

10. Tyron Smith: The only offensive lineman who didn’t have that many issues much of the day. His false start penalty was a big one.
Last Week:NR