5 sneaky threats Commanders should worry about vs. Cowboys in Week 18

The Commanders can't ignore an underrated pass-rusher and four other sneaky threats for the Cowboys in Week 18.

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Two pass-rushers and an underrated deep threat are among the sneaky threats the Washington Commanders should worry about against the Dallas Cowboys.

Beating the Dallas Cowboys demands controlling arguably the deepest stable of pass-rushers in the NFL. It's going to be tough for a Washington Commanders offensive line that's given up 61 sacks through 16 games.

While Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence will dominate their focus, the Commanders can't ignore another pair of productive quarterback hunters. They are two of five sneaky threats Washington must contain in their 2023 regular-season finale.

Commanders can't ignore Dorance Armstrong Jr.

Collecting 6.5 sacks is proof of Dorance Armstrong Jr.'s ability to get to the passer. He missed practice on Thursday with an ankle problem, but he still hasn't been ruled out, so the Dallas Cowboys should have another pass-rusher versatile enough to win off the edge or along the interior.

No. 92's athleticism allows Cowboys' defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to call a myriad of stunts and twists to wreck the pocket. Dealing with so many moving parts has been a major problem for Washington Commanders' offensive line, but the unit can at least rely on one standout performer.

Right guard Sam Cosmi has been close to flawless in recent weeks, according to numbers from PFF Commanders. Hopefully, this is just the start for a player with untold promiise.

Cosmi will need to be alert about where Armstrong and other members of the Cowboys' fleet of pass-rushers line up. Otherwise, it'l be another long afternoon.