The Swans' acclaimed possession style will clash with the Potters' more direct approach at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as the the hosts look to retain their unbeaten home record.
Swansea have already had to face Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea during a tough opening run of top-flight fixtures, but will face a very different task against a Stoke side who have been much maligned despite the success of reaching last season's FA Cup final and qualifying for the Europa League.
But Dyer believes the threat posed by players like Peter Crouch, who he came across at Southampton, and Kenwyne Jones prove that they are not one-dimensional.
He said: "They play a more direct style so there will be more balls in the air.
"But give them credit, how they play has worked for them so you can't say it's the wrong way. It's not just long balls, they can play football as well. That's why they have reached the Europa League.
"It's insulting and not nice to say they are just hoofers and love whacking the ball up the field. That's unfair. They can play and have good players.
"We play a different way and like to get the ball on the ground. We won't change our way and we will look to hurt them in a different way. We want goals and the win.
"A lot of people just see Peter as a tall target man who heads the ball, but I was a trainee at Southampton when he was there.
"I didn't know him well, but I used to watch him and he was brilliant with his feet. He brings others into the game.
"It's not all in the air. He is a clever player and pulls onto defenders' shoulders. He has a great goalscoring record.
"I also know Kenwyne and he is a great athlete and his spring is unbelievable. Both of them will be tough to play against."
While Swansea's home record has been good this season, Stoke's recent Premier League away record is less impressive, having won just once in their last 13 on the road.
And Dyer admits manager Rodgers and the rest of the squad are well aware of the importance of continuing the excellent home form that helped them secure promotion last term.
"A few players in the Championship last season said they hated coming to the Liberty because they would get the runaround. We have to do the same this season," he said.
"We have to make teams chase and work hard to get the ball back."
Dyer grabbed his first Premier League goal in Swansea's last game at the Liberty Stadium, the 3-0 win over West Brom.
It was the highlight of an impressive display from the 23-year-old, who has made the transition to the top flight look easy with his pace and trickery causing plenty of problems for opposition defences.
But while he is happy with his form, he is keen to weigh in with more goals.
"I've been pleased with my start to the season but I think there is always room for improvement. You have to be smarter," he said.
"I think I have proved I have what it takes at this level. I am loving it.
"I want to score as many as I can. It was great for me to score in the Premier League. It's a great achievement. I'm working on my finishing in training and hope I can score more goals. Hopefully double figures.
"The manager has asked me for more goals. The coaches have been brilliant and helped me after training to do sessions on finishing.
"It's something I need to add to my game. My consistency of performance is there and I can play well. But goals decide games and are what get you points."