Roosters captain Jake Friend says his team's win over the Cowboys on Sunday was their best performance of the season and bodes well for next year's campaign.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson left Pepper Stadium last Monday night disappointed with the way his side started and finished sets in both defence and attack.
The Cowboys' late-season slump extended to three matches with the defending premiers going down to the Roosters 22-10 at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Roosters have stunned the Cowboys, handing North Queensland their third straight loss in yet another Round 23 upset at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The NYC Roosters look set to finish second the Holden Cup ladder following a convincing 42-24 win over the Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Roosters and Cowboys have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 23 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With finals well and truly out of the equation in 2016, Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall wants his team to build momentum for next year.
The Cowboys are desperate to rediscover winning form ahead of the finals while the Roosters are just keen to end their season on a high.
Roosters forward Kane Evans has entered an early guilty plea to a dangerous contact charge but will escape a suspension this week.
Maroons forward Aidan Guerra faces an uncertain NRL future after being axed by Roosters coach Trent Robinson.