Rapid Reaction: Broncos 17, Cowboys 10

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Are the Denver Broncos for real?

Depends on how you define it.

Is Denver a legitimate Super Bowl contender? It may be too early to tell.

But it is now safe to say the Denver Broncos are more than a team that benefited from an easy early schedule.

They are a tough team. They look like they are ready to meet the meat of their schedule head on.

Denver just won a huge game against Dallas. The Broncos played brilliant defense and its offense was timely. They had that combination all season. Josh McDaniels definitely has something interesting going on in Denver. Will it last?

A lot of people didn’t think it would last after last week. But the Broncos showed Sunday they are not going away.