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Dallas Cowboys 2023 opponent preview: 2 Dolphins to keep an eye on

Which Dolphins players concern you the most?

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2022 Record: 9-8 (10-4 this year)

Last Meeting: 09/22/2019 31-6 Cowboys victory (Cowboys lead all-time series 8-7)

Head Coach: Mike McDaniel (19-12 all-time as head coach)

Key Additions: CB, Jalen Ramsey, LB, David Long Jr., WR Braxton Berrios

Key Departures: LB, Elandon Roberts, TE, Mike Gesicki, DB, Eric Rowe

2023 Overview

The Miami Dolphins under Mike McDaniel have turned into a track team. One of the most athletic and electric offenses in the league is next up for the Dallas Cowboys. With speed all over the field, the Cowboys will have their hands full on Christmas Eve.

The Dolphins come into the Week 16 matchup without a win against a team with a winning record and will look to put that narrative to bed against a Cowboys team that just got embarrassed by an AFC East foe. There should be a lot of points scored in this one and the Cowboys better have a plan to keep up.

Player to watch… WR, Tyreek Hill

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This really goes without saying. Tyreek Hill is the best wide receiver in football right now and when he is on the field, he is a blinking red light of possible danger for defenses. The Cowboys better be ready every single snap for Hill and his ability. He can change the complexion of a game in a split second.

A front runner when it comes to non-QB MVP candidates, Hill has rare ability, and Dan Quinn and company will need to formulate an accurate plan for this.

Hill is banged up and missed the prior game with an ankle injury, but nobody is expecting the speedy wide out to be absent for this one. Tua Tagovailoa is going to look his way early and often and the Cowboys better be ready to stop him.

Don’t forget about... RB, Raheem Mostert

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After the humiliation James Cook provided this defense last week, it’s tough to imagine the Cowboys could forget about Raheem Mostert and his threat this week. The speed demon will need to be paid attention to or we can see a repeat of last week all over again.

Mostert may be more elusive, and is definitely faster than Cooks is, and with a proper plan of attack it could get scary for the Cowboys if they don’t come ready to play.

Head coach Mike McDaniel knows how to use his weapons and with him smelling possible blood in the water, look for the Dolphins to use Mostert to attack those weaknesses.

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