Which Washington Commanders players should be benched immediately following their embarrassing loss at the Dallas Cowboys?
This was a worst-case scenario for the Washington Commanders. Not many anticipated them to win at the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but to almost down tools completely en route to a heavy 45-10 drubbing was unacceptable and demoralizing in equal measure.
It seems as if the locker room has thrown in the towel on another lost season. There is no effort. There is no continuity. There are no adjustments from the coaching staff to improve obvious weaknesses.
Ron Rivera and other staff members are now on the brink of being relieved of their duties. Many fans are demanding action right now to send a message - although some insiders believe majority ownership partner Josh Harris will see out the season before hitting the reset button completely.
Other individuals might not be so lucky. With this in mind, here are three Commanders players who should be benched after their Week 12 thumping at AT&T Stadium.
Andrew Wylie - Commanders OT
I don't know about anybody else, but I'm getting pretty tired of having to watch quarterback Sam Howell either throw under pressure or run for his life constantly. It was never going to be an easy exercise against the Dallas Cowboys and their fierce defensive front, but experienced figures such as Andrew Wylie should be doing better.
The free-agent signing couldn't muster any consistency whatsoever, failing to pick up even the simplest shifts and stunts. He wasn't alone on the offensive line in that regard, but this would be the perfect time to give Cornelius Lucas an extended look at right tackle as part of the team's long-term assessments.