Commanders Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions for upcoming season

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Commanders at Cowboys - Week 12

The Dallas Cowboys are a different animal on home soil. Especially on Thanksgiving if they manage to generate early momentum that allows their gifted young defense to pile on considerable pressure.

This is something the Commanders will be looking to avoid by leaning heavily on their running back tandem of Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson - two players who'll be crucial to their chances on the road throughout the season.

Prediction: Loss (5-7)

Division games are often hard to predict given the animosity residing in the NFC East. However, the Commanders might be on the wrong side of things in this particular clash when it's all said and done.

Commanders vs. Dolphins - Week 13

There are some questions to answer regarding Tua Tagovailoa's health after concussion difficulties last season. If the quarterback alleviates these by remaining healthy, expect the Miami Dolphins to make a strong postseason push next time around.

This promises to be a fascinating matchup. The Commanders bolstered their secondary with three potential starters this offseason, but coping with the electrifying speed Miami possesses at the skill positions is a monumental ask.

Prediction: Win (6-7)

This one is likely to be decided by fine margins. If the Commanders' defensive front piles enough pressure on Tagovailoa, they might emerge victorious.