4 Commanders on the hot seat entering Week 12 at Cowboys

The pressure is on...

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Which Washington Commanders find themselves firmly on the hot seat entering their Thanksgiving Day game at the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12?

There is no respite for the Washington Commanders as they descend towards yet another losing season. Perhaps that's a good thing for the mindset within the locker room after such a humiliating loss to the New York Giants, but one cannot overstate the size of the task awaiting them on Thanksgiving afternoon at the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys look primed for another playoff appearance in 2023. They are also more than capable of overwhelming inferior opposition - something Mike McCarthy's men have done with ease on countless occasions this season.

Washington needs to be at its best to stand any chance of putting up a fight. Many in prominent positions are also under severe pressure as pertains to their futures beyond the current campaign.

With this in mind, here are four Commanders firmly on the hot seat entering Week 12 at AT&T Stadium.

Chris Paul - Commanders OL

After an encouraging start to life in a starting role, things have unraveled quickly for Chris Paul. The former seventh-round selection was unable to cope with Dexter Lawrence and the New York Giants defensive front in Week 11, who had their way almost from start to finish during an extremely disappointing afternoon at the office.

Paul will remain in the lineup almost by default unless Saahdiq Charles is somehow ready to go. There is nobody else on the depth chart capable of filling the void aside from Nick Gates, who didn't exactly set the world alight at the center position and was eventually benched in favor of Tyler Larsen.

The Dallas Cowboys victimized the Carolina Panthers offensive line to the tune of seven sacks last time out. Micah Parsons lined up almost constantly versus rookie Chandler Zavala on pass-rushing downs, so expect the All-Pro to target Paul as a potential weak link in this one.