NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Dallas Cowboys by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
DALLAS COWBOYS (15)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 15) - Can they sweep the Giants?
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 18) - Close win against Panthers was huge. But can Cowboys back it up by beating Giants?
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 16)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 17) - Can't get too excited about beating Carolina, but Romo did play better and so did the defense.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 16) - Cowboys find some inspiration from - of all people - former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, who fires them up the night before their win in Carolina. Next up: Giants at home, the game Jerry Jones suggested in training camp that the Cowboys would kick some Giants butt.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 15) - The Cowboys are the only team in the NFC East that has not allowed a 300-yard passer yet this season.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 15) - Remember when owner Jerry Jones invited fans to Dallas to see his team "kick the Giants' (butt)?" Well, the invitations go out this week.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 15) - Here's their chance to sweep the Giants and make things interesting in the division.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 18) - Like the Chargers you just don't know which Cowboy team will show up. The offensive line is protecting Romo better and that will go a long way to getting this team into playoff contention.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 15) - If the Cowboys offense can start putting it together, they have a chance as the Rob Ryan led defense is playing good ball.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 14) - The defense is playing well enough to reach the postseason. The offense? Not so much.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 15) - The Cowboys have to kick it up a notch with the Giants, Falcons and Eagles next on their schedule.