NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Dallas Cowboys by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
DALLAS COWBOYS (16)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 13) - Bottle that fourth quarter in Philly and use often.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - All is not lost. The Cowboys are very much in the NFC East picture.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 16)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 16) - Important and much needed win for the Cowboys, but I still don't see them making the playoffs.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 15) - A season-saving win at Philly? Could be. With Giants slumping and a soft schedule for Dallas, the Cowboys might be back in the mix.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 16) - The Cowboys played six of their first nine games on the road in their 4-5 start. This weekend they begin a three-game homestand and all three are win-able - 2-7 Cleveland, 3-6 Washington and 3-6 Philadelphia.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 16) - The Cowboys think they're going to the playoffs, but somebody forgot to tell them eight teams are ahead of them in the NFC.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 17) - Jason Garrett lives for another day, but Jerry Jones' clock is ticking.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 19) - A big win over the Eagles will go a long way to restore some confidence in this team. They have teased us before (opening day road win over the Giants). Keep an eye on rookie QB Nick Foles, who may have to start with Vick coming off a concussion.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 14) - A huge win over the Eagles. I said last week that this is a team capable of making a run. With Cleveland and Washington in the near future, it looks like a distinct possibility.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 20) - Despite all the doom and gloom in October, a win over Philadelphia and favorable upcoming schedule have put the Cowboys right back into the thick of the NFC playoff race.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 17) - Cowboys get five of their next six at home and could get hot.