Commanders News: Sam Howell, Ron Rivera, K.J. Henry and injuries

Examining 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 daunting game at the Dallas Cowboys?

Having the benefit of a quick turnaround might be a good thing for the Washington Commanders this week. Thanksgiving's game at the Dallas Cowboys represents a chance to put things right after an embarrassing defeat against the New York Giants - a result that many believe was the final nail in Ron Rivera's proverbial coffin when it comes to his long-term future with the franchise.

It'll be interesting to see how much fight remains in this team sitting at 4-7 with no hopes of postseason football. Until then, the stories causing debate include Sam Howell's resolve, Ron Rivera on facing a familiar foe, K.J. Henry's emergence, and a mixed bag on Washington's injury front heading into Week 12.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders injury updates ahead of Week 12

There was no time for the Washington Commanders to rest following their abysmal loss at home to the New York Giants. Players and coaches had just three days to prepare for what looks like a difficult contest against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, which could be the last time we see Ron Rivera on the sidelines if his team is heavily beaten.

As expected, it's been mixed on the injury front as the Commanders wearily stumble towards their eagerly-awaited bye. Rookie cornerback Emmanuel Forbes missed his second-straight day of practice, so it'll be touch and go whether he's healthy enough to make the trip to Dallas when it's all said and done.

The Commanders will be getting veteran linebacker Cody Barton back into the lineup, for what it's worth. Antonio Gibson returned to practice, so we'll await their final injury report later this afternoon.