Okay, folks. NOW are the Broncos for real? No matter what happens from here on out, last year and the past are gone. This is a better team, still rising and with a brilliant future under the direction of Josh McDaniels. You heard it here that the Brandon Marshall situation was overcooked and now he's making plays and literally embracing the coach. Yes, it already seems the story is more about what's wrong in Dallas, but this Broncos team is a contender. Correll Buckhalter is on crutches after spraining his left ankle, while Brandon Stokley left the game early. Bring on the Pats!
UPDATE 11AM ET - Y! - Broncos turn unimaginable into reality - Mike Silver
Silver shares some eye-opening quotes from Vonnie Holliday and D.J. Williams, who were both skeptical about Josh McDaniels' handling of the offseason and the Broncos' prospects this year.
INDT - Broncos: Baby TO grew up - Hunter Ansley
"When the media is adamant that the first round pick you traded to Seattle will end up becoming the first overall pick, just keep playing."
DPP - Kiszla: Josh McDaniels, Brandon Marshall have success in their embrace
"So, how do you like your Broncos now? This team does not get down on itself. If you miss the pouty lower lip of last year's team in Denver, then catch the next commercial flight to O'Hare Airport."
FOX - Surprise, surprise: Broncos really are better team - Jimmy Johnson
"They proved Sunday that they are a much better team than anybody gave them credit for. "
NFL GameDay - Cowboys vs. Broncos highlights
Eisen, Deion and Playmaker
Cowboys: The Losing Perspective
AFC West News
NFP - Sunday rewind: Week 4 - Matt Bowen
"Denver is for real"
Y! - Addition by subtraction for Colts offense - Charles Robinson
"The 3-0 start was one thing, but Sunday’s win over the Cowboys – moving the Broncos to 4-0 – shows that Denver is a legitimate playoff candidate in the AFC."
UPDATE 10AM ET - SI - Jerry Reese, Sean Payton, Josh McDaniels at helm of quick starts - Peter King
PK calls the Broncos the "feel-good story of the year" and ranks them #5 in his Fine Fifteen. Plus, player of the week awards to The Beast and The Champ.
ESPN - Last Call: Wrapping up Week 4 - John Clayton
"Broncos are no fluke: The Broncos are for real...Welcome back to the playoff race, Denver. " John Clayton has apparently granted the Broncos a chance at contention now?