Even after watching the 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles embarrass the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, Rich Gannon was still ready to crown the Dallas Cowboys the NFC East favorites Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Hours before Philly’s primetime win, the Cowboys went to Seattle and held Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks in check en route to a 30-23 road win. The win moved Dallas to 5-1, including 3-0 on the road, and was Jason Garrett‘s club’s fifth consecutive win.

The impressive win was enough for Gannon, who had been hard on the Cowboys prior to and earlier in the season, to admit Dallas is, in fact, for real.

“I’d be remiss if I didn’t apologize to Cowboys fans,” Gannon said. “I’ve been a pessimist. I’ve gotta admit that I haven’t really gotten behind this team. Because I need to see it. You can’t just keep going .500, and .500, and 8-8, and think that someone’s going to say, ‘Yeah, I believe this is a good football team.’ But I do based on what they did yesterday. And not just yesterday, but what they’ve done so far this season.”

Despite the modest one-touchdown margin of victory, Gannon argued that Dallas was dominant in its Week 6 win.

“They’re really playing some good football, and they went out there, and I thought they really throttled the Seahawks,” Gannon said. “You look at the time of possession, they dominated the time of possession. They held the Seahawks to 206 yards, and I just think they’ve got the perfect formula for success right now. They’re running the football better than any team in football, the quarterback’s not turning the ball over, and the defense gets to sit and watch, and wait, and sip Gatorade on the sidelines while the offense goes out and puts 10-, 12-play drives together.

“I mean, that was an impressive win,” Gannon continued, “and to me, right now, I think the Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC East.”

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