Commanders news: Ron Rivera, Eric Bieniemy, injuries and Sam Howell

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with one day remaining until their season finale against the Dallas Cowboys?

The preparations have been made. The final practice session of the 2023 season is in the books. Now, all that remains is for the Washington Commanders to navigate their contest against the Dallas Cowboys before a dramatic offseason gets underway.

There is a sense of reflection and inevitability within the building right now. Josh Harris' ownership group has their finger on the trigger, ready to make wholesale changes to the operation in pursuit of bringing the Commanders back into contention. While we wait for further developments, the stories accumulating column inches include Ron Rivera's frank assessment, how adversity could help Sam Howell, Eric Bieniemy's next potential landing spot, and the final injury report.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders final injury report vs. Cowboys

It comes as no surprise to see the Washington Commanders erring on the side of caution with some established stars. There is nothing much to play for despite this weekend's clash being a rivalry game that could clinch the NFC East for the Dallas Cowboys. One also must take into account the team's current draft standing and the implications winning a meaningless contest would have on their hopes of landing a top quarterback prospect.

The Commanders confirmed that Jonathan Allen, Kendall Fuller, Tariq Castro-Fields, and Christian Holmes won't participate in Week 18. One has to wonder if it's the last we've seen of the defensive tackle in a Washington uniform given his public unhappiness and unwillingness to go through yet another rebuild.

Starting safety Kamren Curl, Andrew Wylie, and Casey Toohill are listed as questionable.