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 3 roundup for the Dallas Cowboys in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Player: WR CeeDee Lamb
Current contract situation: Under contract through the 2024 season

The Cowboys picked up his fifth-year option for 2024 but would like to sign him to an extension sooner rather than later. The price to do so is only going to go up, and they will have Micah Parsons, Dak Prescott and some others to consider signing to extensions as well, which will stress their cap. Lamb has 15 catches for 220 yards in two games this season and is clearly Prescott's go-to guy. There are six receivers currently making at least $24 million a year, and for the Cowboys to get a deal done now, Lamb's yearly average will have to be more than that. Maybe a lot more. -- Todd Archer

NFL.com -- Rank: 4

The Cowboys have their best scoring margin through two games since the 1970 merger (a whopping +60 points), even better than in the Super Bowl seasons of 1971 and 1995. Defensively, they're pretty bonkers, forcing seven turnovers and allowing one touchdown in 120 minutes of football. The offense clearly can do more, only converting half its red-zone possessions into touchdowns. But for as many nits as we can pick on that side of the ball, the balance has been good. The physicality has been excellent. The efficiency has been very solid. It's hard to complain about what Mike McCarthy and Brian Schottenheimer have schemed up, even if the passing game has been a little safe with big leads.

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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 Cardinals4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1vs. New England Patriots4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8at San Francisco 49ers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 6Mon., Oct. 16at Los Angeles Chargers8:15 PM / Tickets
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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