Commanders news: Caleb Williams, Dan Quinn, Ron Rivera and Austin Ekeler

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as offseason speculation around potential additions to the franchise continues?

There is no time for Dan Quinn and the Washington Commanders to rest on their laurels after leaving a good impression over recent days. Pre-draft assessments, contract decisions regarding current playing personnel, and the all-important free agency period are on the immediate horizon. With fresh optimism among the fanbase, the need to make a good start to this exciting new regime is urgent.

While we wait for further developments, the stories causing debate include Ron Rivera shooting his shot with another NFC East rival, Quinn looking to focus on building through the trenches, the Commanders being linked with a prominent free-agent running back, and a former general manager urging Washington to go for broke with quarterback prospect Caleb Williams.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Ron Rivera interviews with the Cowboys

It won't be much longer before Ron Rivera finds out if he'll get an immediate return to employment. While the former Washington Commanders' head coach was never under consideration for a top job elsewhere, there's been some interest from teams looking to find out more about what he could potentially bring to their vacant defensive coordinator role.

Rivera held a meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles before they eventually went with Vic Fangio. The respected figure also interviewed with the Dallas Cowboys about their defensive coordinator role this week, which would see him replace the man who took over his job in Washington, Dan Quinn.

Mike Zimmer is also believed to be in strong contention for the job. Judging by Dallas' desire to fill this position with a knowledgeable ex-head coach in the past, it could be a straight fight between the two when it's all said and done.