Through four weeks, it's become pretty clear that the Bills and Cowboys have been two of the most dominant teams in the NFL and their dominance actually has something in common: Both teams have three wins and all three of those wins have come by at least 20 points.
That kind of dominance doesn't happen often in the NFL. As a matter fact, going into the 2023 season, there had only been 15 teams over the past 53 years that had won at least three games by 20 points or more during the first four weeks of the season. The Bills and Cowboys are now the 16th and 17th teams to join that list.
Bills and Cowboys are 16th and 17th teams since merger w/ 3+ wins by 20+ pts in 1st 4 games. Others:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 2, 2023
2007 Patriots, Steelers
1980 Eagles, Lions
Being on this list doesn't guarantee postseason success, but it has been a pretty accurate measurement of how good a team is. Of the previous 15 teams to pull off this feat, 86.7% of them (13) ended up making the playoffs.
The Bills' streak is more impressive than the Cowboys and that's because they've done it in three consecutive games and each win has been by at least 28 points (instead of 20). If the Bills can beat the Jaguars by 28 points or more in London on Sunday, they'll tie the NFL record with four straight wins by at least four touchdowns. That record is held by the 1942 Bears, a . Those Bears went 11-0 during the regular season while winning each game by an AVERAGE margin of 26.5 points.
As for the Bills and Cowboys, here's a quick look at how the season has gone so far for each team:
The Bills have outscored their opponents by 84 points this year, which is the best point-differential in the NFL. On the Cowboys' end, they've outscored their opponents by 83 points, which is the second-best point-differential. To put that in perspective, no other team has even outscored its opponents by 70 points. The NFL's only two undefeated teams have outscored their opponents by 67 (49ers) and 28 points (Eagles).