Thanksgiving Day couldn't have gone better for Dallas Cowboys fans. As fans across the nation devoured delicious home-cooked meals for dinner, the Dallas faithful also got to watch the Cowboys decimate the rival Washington Commanders to the tune of a 45-10 final score.
While some coaches know how to come back from embarrassing losses, two of Washington's staff members won't get the chance to prove that point following Friday morning's news.
After getting embarrassed by the Cowboys on Thursday, the Commanders have fired defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and defensive backs coach Brent Vieselmeyer, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
You can't say that the duo didn't deserve it following yesterday's blowout. The Commanders just couldn't do anything to stop the Cowboys, who racked up 431 total yards (including 331 through the air) while scoring five offensive touchdowns.
It's honestly shocking how bad the Commanders' defense has been this season. They've given up an NFL-worst 29.2 PPG in Del Rio's fourth season in Washington after boasting top-10 scoring defenses in two of his first three years with the organization.
It isn't hard to see why Vieselmeyer was dismissed, either. He just couldn't get the job done in his first year as the DB coach, highlighted by the Commanders surrendering 264.6 passing yards per game (3rd-most) and 11.8 yards per reception (2nd-most).
Not only that, but Washington has allowed 28 passing TDs this season. Not only is that the most in the league, but it's also six more than the next closest team.
Thursday's win improves the Cowboys' record to 11-4 in their last 15 games against the Commanders. Dallas isn't a stranger to putting up points in this rivalry, proven by its averaging 28.9 PPG with a plus-8.3 average scoring margin in those games.
Time will tell if Washington's coaching changes make a difference in the next battle with America's Team. These NFC East rivals will meet one final time this season when the Cowboys pay a visit to the Commanders in Week 18.
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