Ranking the top 3 offenses the Cowboys will face this upcoming season

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The Dallas Cowboys will play a more challenging schedule in 2023 after a second-place finish in the NFC East in 2022. They went 12-5 last season and lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.

This season, Dallas is tied for the third hardest strength of schedule with their opponents going 156-128-4 last year (.549). The Cowboys will play seven playoff teams in 2023: the New York Giants (twice), Philadelphia Eagles (twice), 49ers, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins.

They'll also have tough games against two improved rosters in the New York Jets with Aaron Rodgers and the Detroit Lions.

The Cowboys' schedule is no cakewalk this season and their Week 13 to 17 stretch might be the toughest one they've seen in recent memory. Dallas will have games against the Seahawks, Eagles, Bills, Dolphins, and Lions during that stretch, four playoff teams from a season ago.

Dallas' defense will have their hands full all season. But, Dan Quinn has done an incredible job as the defensive coordinator and will get this group ready on a weekly basis. That unit gave up just 19.7 points per game -- sixth fewest in the NFL -- last year.

The Cowboys' defense will face some elite offensive groups this upcoming season. Who are they? Here are the top three offenses America's Team will face in 2023.

3. Miami Dolphins

Ranking the third offense the Cowboys will face this season was a tough decision.

The Lions were a possibility after averaging 26.6 points per game last year and ranking fifth in all football in that department. They also added explosive back Jahmyr Gibbs with the 12th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The 49ers were also a possibility after averaging 25.9 points per game last year and ranking sixth in all of football in that department. But with the quarterback room being a question mark and the fact the Cowboys have held San Francisco to under 24 points in back-to-back playoff losses dropped them out of the top three.

But the Dolphins have a lot of speed on the outside and in the backfield that could present some trouble for America's Team.

Tyreek Hill put up over 1,700 yards with 119 receptions and Jaylen Waddle added over 1,350 yards with 75 receptions in 2022. Both players are also great after the catch, so the Cowboys must limit the open-field space.

Then, the running back trio of Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr., and rookie Devon Achane have a ton of speed to get outside for big runs. Fans know of Mostert's speed and by adding Achane -- who ran a 4.32 40-time -- the Dolphins added another speed back into the offense.

Add in Tua Tagovailoa, who (when healthy) does an excellent job of getting his playmakers the ball in open space. The Cowboys will have to limit the speed on the outside by getting to the Dolphins quarterback.

In 13 games with Tagovailoa under center, Miami averaged 25.5 points per game, including five 30-plus point performances. The Dolphins are an explosive offense and the Cowboys will need to limit the big plays in this one in Week 16 on the road.