NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Dallas Cowboys by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
DALLAS COWBOYS (16)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 13) - A win is a win is a win.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 17) - It was an ugly win over Browns, but Tony Romo made some huge plays.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 16) - Squeaked by against Browns. Now can they contain RG3?
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 12) - Just when it looks like the Cowboys will go kerplunk - i.e. lose at home to the awful Browns - they pull off a dramatic comeback and remain a factor. Only one game behind the slumping Giants, and this thing can change in a hurry.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 16) - The Cowboys have big problems on their offensive line. They allowed seven sacks last week and now their best blocker, Tyron Smith, figures to miss the Thanksgiving game with a high ankle sprain.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 16) - The good news: Four of the Cowboys' next five games are home. The bad: The Cowboys just squeezed by Cleveland ... without Joe Haden.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 17) - Can Dez Bryant play up to his capabilities down the stretch? The jury's out.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 17) - They probably should have lost the Cleveland game, but they didn't. The Cowboys have an easy schedule and a lot of home games. It will be their own fault if they don't make a run.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 15) - It wasn't pretty vs. the Browns, but they got a W. They better close in 2012 or you get the feeling that change will be coming in the Big D.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 15) - The Cowboys don't get a mulligan for needing overtime to defeat Cleveland. Struggling in games that shouldn't be so close is par for the course in Dallas.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 17) - No truth to the rumor that Jerry Jones rescinded his coaching offer to Mike Holmgren after seeing how Holmgren's Browns played.