Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Ron Rivera, Jayden Daniels and busy times

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Ron Rivera drawing interest from NFC East rival

It seems as if Ron Rivera's indifferent four years as Washington Commanders head coach hasn't altered the esteem in which he is held within the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles recently interviewed him for their once-vacant defensive coordinator position before they lured Vic Fangio from the Miami Dolphins. Another rival could also make a move based on a recent report.

Ian Rapoport from the NFL Network revealed that if Dan Quinn gets one of the two head coaching jobs available - the Commanders or Seattle Seahawks - the Dallas Cowboys could be a potential destination for Rivera as a replacement for their current defensive coordinator based on comments via USA Today Sports.

"Here’s an interesting one: Ron Rivera has already interviewed for the Eagles’ defensive coordinator job. I’m told that the Cowboys have some interest in potentially looking into Rivera as their defensive coordinator if Dan Quinn leaves."

Ian Rapoport via USA Today Sports

Rivera is still highly regarded as a sound defensive mind. He's also keen to continue his NFL journey and focus more on the coaching aspect after dealing with factors above his pay grade in Washington. This would be a tremendous landing spot for the former linebacker given the exceptional talent Dallas has across all three levels of its defensive unit.

Joining a division rival for his first season after being fired by the Commanders would add another level of spice to one of the league's most long-standing rivalries, that's for sure.

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