3 bold Commanders predictions vs. the Cowboys in Week 18

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Terry McLaurin reaches four-figures with 100-yard display

There's not been much to cheer for the Washington Commanders this season. While some veterans have been complaining and wallowing in self-pity, veteran wide receiver Terry McLaurin remains a pillar in the locker room and a consistent performer between the white lines.

McLaurin's usage has come in for criticism at times throughout the campaign. Despite the stuttering offense, the former third-round selection is within touching distance of another 1,000-yard receiving season. Should he attain this feat, it will be for the fourth consecutive year.

This is something the Commanders will be striving for in Week 18. McLaurin is going to get a lot of attention from a supremely gifted Dallas Cowboys secondary led by All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore. That shouldn't stop the wideout from getting plenty of targets within Eric Bieniemy's system in the hope he can get the 54 receiving yards needed.

Easier said than done versus such high-caliber opposition. After handling adversity with nothing but outstanding professionalism during another campaign of abject misery, getting McLaurin to four figures is the least he deserves.

Even though McLaurin mustered four receptions from 11 targets for 50 receiving yards during Washington's first outing against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, we're tipping the Ohio State product to smash his target with his second 100-yard performance of the campaign.