5 most dangerous rushing attacks the Cowboys will face in 2023

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The Dallas Cowboys' offseason was a very productive one in terms of re-signing their own players along with trading and drafting players in order to field a better all-around roster. While the offense is still in more of a wait-and-see pattern, the defense is seen by many as the strength of this team, and by all accounts they are right.

Under the direction of defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, this defense has become one of the best in the NFL. Last season, it was the fifth-best defense in the league giving up an average of 20.1 points per game.

If there is one weakness on the Cowboys' defense, it's they haven't figured out how to stup the running game. Last season, they gave up an average of 124.4 yards per game and 4.4 yards per carry, which ranked in the bottom half of the league. This wasn't lost on Dallas this offseason as they used a first-round pick on defensive tackle Mazi Smith out of Michigan to come in and help fix this issue.

The Cowboys will face several elite rushing attacks this season. Stopping them will be the ultimate test to see if this is truly an elite defense. With that, here are the top five teams that pose the biggest danger to Dallas based on their rushing attack.