Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Sam Howell, Jonathan Allen and sideline friction

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are causing buzz after the team was given a Thanksgiving Day hammering at the Dallas Cowboys?

Fans are demanding action from Josh Harris' ownership group after the Washington Commanders suffered another embarrassing defeat with the national television audience watching on. A Thanksgiving Day thumping at the Dallas Cowboys looked devoid of inspiration or ideas, which leaves them 0-5 within the division and all but seals Ron Rivera's future with the franchise.

Morale is at an all-time low. As we wait for what comes next, the stories causing debate include Rivera's determination, Sam Howell's faith, Jonathan Allen's focus on himself, and rumored sideline friction between Eric Bieniemy and Jack Del Rio.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders sideline friction?

It did not go well for the Washington Commanders in Week 12 at the Dallas Cowboys. And make no mistake, the pressure is starting to reach breaking point.

One interesting question that came during Ron Rivera's press conference centered on a rumored sideline spat between offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. The reporter also stated defensive tackle Jonathan Allen got involved, but the head coach refused to comment.

This went overlooked by the cameras in attendance and wasn't mentioned before by anybody. Whether it's accurate or not remains to be seen, but it's another sign that the boiling point has officially been reached within a Commanders franchise that could confirm yet another losing season before the bye.

Something that won't be going unnoticed by Josh Harris' ownership group as part of their ongoing assessments.


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