Brian Robinson Jr. gains 100+ rushing yards
The Dallas Cowboys' defense is a formidable adversary to overcome. They are opportunistic, boast difference-makers at all three levels, punish almost every mistake, and adopt a ruthless approach to beating down inferior opposition into submission from start to finish.
This is a stern test for the Washington Commanders - especially on the road and with the national spotlight glaring. Therefore, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy must attempt to establish the run right out of the gate in the hope of setting the tone.
It was another decent display from the Cowboys' defense during their convincing win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. However, they did give up a few chunk plays on the ground to Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders, with Frank Reich's struggling offense gaining 110 rushing yards from 23 carries.
Washington cannot overlook this whether Antonio Gibson plays or not. Giving Brian Robinson Jr. the bulk of carries over the opening exchanges would be beneficial, which could lead to a big day from the former third-round selection out of Alabama.
Robinson's been impressive more often than not this season, even if his touches have been limited within Bieniemy's pass-heavy attack. This could be the contest where we see a genuine breakout that makes the entire NFL sit up and take notice.
If Robinson can gain more than 100 yards on the ground at AT&T Stadium, it'll make things easier for everybody.