Leighton Vander Esch

#55 LB / Dallas Cowboys / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 255 lb Age: 23 College: Boise State Bye 8

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Back in action

    Leighton Vander Esch (pelvis) played 11 snaps and recorded one tackle in Saturday's preseason opener against the 49ers.Vander Esch had been nursing a pelvic injury since the start of OTAs, but his presence on the field for the preseason opener, although limited, suggests the linebacker has put the ailment behind him.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Doing individual work

    Leighton Vander Esch (pelvis) participated in individual drills during minicamp Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.Vander Esch is slowly being eased back into practicing after being sidelined with a pelvic injury. He probably won't do much during the team's mandatory minicamp this week in order to preserve his health for training camp in a little over a month.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Back to work in limited capacity

    Leighton Vander Esch (pelvis) participated in pre-practice team drills during Wednesday's OTA session, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.Vander Esch didn't participate in the Dallas Cowboys' actual practice, but his level of involvement Wednesday is a great sign. While the extent of his injury still isn't fully clear, Vander Esch will have a few more opportunities to get some actual team reps in before training camp during Thursday's OTA finale and next week's mandatory minicamp.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Sitting out with pelvis issue

    Leighton Vander Esch won't participate in OTAs due to a pelvic injury, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.Vander Esch is looking to build on a strong rookie campaign in which he recorded a team-leading 140 tackles and two interceptions en route to a Pro Bowl appearance. The start to his follow-up act will be delayed by the injury, but it's not believed to be a major setback. Vander Esch will enter the upcoming season as one of the most valuable fantasy options in leagues with IDPs.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Pro Bowl rookie campaign

    Leighton Vander Esch finished the regular season with a team-high 140 tackles, including 102 solo, and two interceptions on seven passes defended.The 19th overall pick in the 2018 draft had an explosive rookie campaign for the Dallas Cowboys, with his tackle total being all the more impressive considering he wasn't even a full-time player until Week 4. Vander Esch's exploits earned him a Pro Bowl nod, and he figures to pair with Jaylon Smith for the foreseeable future as one of the most aggressive and punishing young linebacking duos in the NFL.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Ready for playoffs

    Leighton Vander Esch (shin) isn't listed on the Tuesday injury report for Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks.There was some chatter about Vander Esch suffering an injury during a meaningless Week 17 contest, but fortunately for coach Jason Garrett, the rookie linebacker will be fine for the playoffs. Vander Esch finished the regular season third in the NFL with 140 tackles, quickly establishing himself as one of the better linebackers in the league.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Dealing with minor injury

    Leighton Vander Esch (shin) is only dealing with a minor bruise, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.Vander Esch exited Sunday's game against the Giants early in the fourth quarter after racking up nine total tackles. Thankfully, the linebacker didn't sustain any serious kind of injury and should be available for the Dallas Cowboys' first game of the postseason next Saturday against the Seahawks.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Sets new career high

    Leighton Vander Esch totaled 15 tackles (11 solo) during Sunday's victory over Tampa Bay.The rookie out of Boise State one-upped his previous career high of 14 tackles from Week 5 and is now up to 131 tackles on the season. With the oft-injured Sean Lee (hamstring) clearly in a situational role at this point, Vander Esch should continue to handle a huge workload for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, despite the fact that Dallas has little to play for after locking up the No. 4 seed in the NFC over the weekend.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Leads defense in tackles

    Leighton Vander Esch had 10 tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 13-10 win over the Saints.Vander Esch's interception streak comes to an end after two games, but he continues to be the linchpin in the middle of the Dallas Cowboys defense that stifled Drew Brees and the Saints on Thursday. The 21-year-old leads Dallas with 102 tackles (77 solo) through 12 games and should be heavily relied upon going forward, even with Sean Lee's impending return from a hamstring injury.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Logs another impressive game

    Leighton Vander Esch recorded eight tackles (four solo), three passes defended and one interception during Sunday's 22-19 win over the Falcons.Vander Esch has now recorded an interception in two consecutive games. The rookie first-round pick is quickly becoming a centerpiece in Dallas' defense, and was heavily involved in both pass coverage and run stopping during the Week 11 win. He'll look to log another impressive performance during Thursday's divisional tilt against a Redskins squad that could be leaning even more heavily than usual on Adrian Peterson in the wake of a season-ending injury to Alex Smith (lower leg).