Cowboys looking like best team in the NFL

By no means are the Cowboys a dominant team. And they certainly have weaknesses on the defensive side of the ball.

But through their flaws, the Cowboys, a team no one expected to do much this season, have staked their claim as the NFL's top team through six weeks of the season.

After dropping the season-opener 28-17 to San Francisco, with the 49ers jumping out to a big lead early, the Cowboys have won five consecutive games. On Sunday, the Cowboys picked up a 30-23 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks' defense, though not as dominant defensively as they were a year ago, allowed the Cowboys to total 401 yards. DeMarco Murray has been the NFL's best running back, running for over 100 yards in each game. The defense has more than held its own under Rod Marinelli, which is something former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher actually predicted during the offseason.

Now it's on the Cowboys to keep the momentum up. In recent years, Dallas has been the epicenter of mediocrity, posting three consecutive 8-8 seasons since 2011. The Cowboys are already three wins away from matching eight wins, and would appear destined to finally finish above the .500 threshold.

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