2023 NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 13 roundup for the Dallas Cowboys in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 5

When the season began, the Cowboys were going to be a defense-led team, but that has started to change with how the offense has come alive with Dak Prescott's high level of play and Mike McCarthy's playcalling. The defense is still top-notch, but the Cowboys have been able to put up points -- the most total points per game in the league (31.55). It's strange that special teams is ranked just 11th when Brandon Aubrey has not missed a field goal attempt and Bryan Anger is averaging 45 yards per punt. They have also returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown and blocked a punt. But these rankings have them among the NFL's elite. -- Todd Archer

NFL.com -- Rank: 5

Dak Prescott is on a six-game heater, averaging 312.3 passing yards per game with an 18:2 TD-to-INT ratio. I am not sure he's ever had a better six-pack of games at a more critical juncture for the team. A year ago at this time, Prescott was starting off an ignominious streak that would ultimately reach seven games with at least one pick. But ever since the humiliating loss at San Francisco back in Week 5, Dak's dialed in this season. He's at least an MVP dark horse at this point -- and could end up taking home the hardware if the Cowboys go nuclear down the stretch. Now is the time for folks who decried Mike McCarthy taking over play-calling duties to start the season to offer up their mea culpa, as you couldn't hope for much better results lately. Dallas hasn't been in a conference championship game in almost 30 years. Could this be the season?

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2023 NFL Predictions: NFC East

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four NFC East teams are projected to win the third-most games combined as a division, but the most out of the four NFC divisions, in our 2023 full-season projections.

See where the Cowboys stand in our 2023 NFC East Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Dallas Cowboys

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Dallas Cowboys.

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Dak Prescott558.3374.14159.330.7113.9663.7261.21.91298.87
Cooper Rush29.718206.41.140.564.97.40.0712.86
Trey Lance5.93.542.

Dak Prescott: Prescott missed five games after getting injured in the season opener. From Week 7 (when he returned from injury) through the end of the season, Prescott was fantasy's QB6 — QB7 on a PPG basis. Even without Dalton Schultz as a security blanket, Prescott's overall weapons are improved with a better WR2 (Brandin Cooks). In addition, Michael Gallup should be better, now that he's another year removed from his ACL tear.

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Dallas Cowboys: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Dallas Cowboys in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10at New York GiantsW 40-0
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17vs. New York JetsW 30-10
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at Arizona CardinalsL 16-28
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1vs. New England PatriotsW 38-3
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8at San Francisco 49ersL 10-42
Week 6Mon., Oct. 16at Los Angeles ChargersW 20-17
Week 7BYE
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. Los Angeles Rams1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5at Philadelphia Eagles4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12vs. New York Giants4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19at Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Thu., Nov. 23vs. Washington Commanders4:30 PM / Tickets
Week 13Thu., Nov. 30vs. Seattle Seahawks8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 10vs. Philadelphia Eagles8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17at Buffalo Bills4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24at Miami Dolphins4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sat., Dec. 30vs. Detroit Lions8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7at Washington CommandersTBD / Tickets

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Dallas Cowboys from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Dallas Cowboys:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

27. Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Trading for Stephon Gilmore gives the Cowboys a much-needed upgrade opposite Trevon Diggs for the 2023 season, but both cornerbacks (and Jourdan Lewis) are scheduled to become free agents in 2024. Burke didn't follow up his standout true freshman 2021 season the way many had hoped in part due to injuries, but there is upside for him to move up draft boards with a strong junior campaign. As Burke himself said recently, "I'm 100% healthy. If I just continue to stay healthy, the sky's the limit for me. I can put a lot of great stuff on tape."

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

26. Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Dallas may need more firepower on offense if Michael Gallup does not return to form.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

26. JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Tyron Smith and Terence Steele are both set to be free agents after the upcoming season, and Dallas was 27th in pass block win rate last year (52.9%). Latham has a 6-foot-6, 326-pound frame, plays with power and has versatility. He allowed just one sack over 13 starts last season. Latham is also a real asset in the run game at right tackle, where he could help spring Tony Pollard.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

26. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

I'm sure it would pain his father (former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter) to see his son with a star on his helmet. But it would also be a proud-parent moment if the younger Trotter can get into the first round.

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Dallas Cowboys - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Dallas Cowboys.

126Mazi SmithDTMichigan
258Luke SchoonmakerTEMichigan
390DeMarvion OvershownLBTexas
4129Viliami Fehoko Jr.EDGESan Jose State
5169Asim RichardsOTNorth Carolina
6178Eric Scott Jr.CBSouthern Miss
6212Deuce VaughnRBKansas State
7244Jalen BrooksWRSouth Carolina

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