NEW YORK (AP) -- Comments on the Dallas Cowboys by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
DALLAS COWBOYS (9)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 12) - Quite a start.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 12) - Beating the Giants was impressive. If they win at Seattle, I'll be more bullish on their playoff chances.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 7) - Rob Ryan has the corners to win now.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 9) - Romo, defense and Kevin Ogletree! Wow, impressive opener.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 5) - Jerry Jones told folks to come see the Cowboys kick some Giants' tail, and that's exactly what happened in the prime time opener at MetLife Stadium against the defending Super Bowl champions.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 10) - If DeMarco Murray can continue to rush for 130 yards per game, the Cowboys are going to be a force in the NFC East.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 9) - One of the biggest concerns with this year's Cowboys was their defense, and it may have closed enough holes to make Rob Ryan the second-best defensive coordinator in the family.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 5) - The additions of rookie Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr have shored up a chronic issue at cornerback.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 7) - A road win over the world champion Giants is a strong statement. Tony Romo has the ability to lead this team to the playoffs but let's see if they can handle early success.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 11) - Romo needs to perform when it matters most. Boy did he. At NY, against the defending SB Champs ... Great job Tony! Rob Ryan's defense will benefit from a big boost to a struggling secondary from corner acquisitions Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. Someone on this defense not named DeMarcus Ware needs to wreak havoc! All of that occurred.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 9) - It was the Cowboys and not the New York Giants who played like defending Super Bowl champions in last Wednesday's impressive 24-17 road win.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 9) - As long as the Giants' game wasn't their Super Bowl, the Cowboys could build some momentum now.