Commanders News: Josh Harris, Ron Rivera, Sam Howell and Dez Bryant

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as game week finally arrives for head coach Ron Rivera and his players?

We have arrived. Monday is Labor Day and also the official start of game Week 1 for the Washington Commanders and others around the NFL, which is especially significant this year given a sold-out FedEx Field awaits for their regular season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

Until then, among the stories generating column inches include pressure on Josh Harris to make his mark, Sam Howell's underrated value, Ron Rivera's delight with Washington's wide recover depth, and a former rival naming the Commanders as a sleeper team in 2023.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders named as sleeper team by Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant was once a fierce rival of the now-Washington Commanders during his prime with the Dallas Cowboys. But the former wide receiver is looking at the organization a little differently now.

When asked about potential sleeper teams on X/Twitter recently, the Commanders were named as his second choice behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is high praise indeed - especially considering his close ties to the Cowboys - who are widely projected to finish above Washington in the NFC East once again.

There seems to be growing momentum surrounding the Commanders and their hopes for 2023. Everything must go right and the injury bug needs to stay away from their key guys, but the talent is there to perform way above the predicted win totals among sportsbooks across the country.