Leighton Vander Esch

#55 LB / Dallas Cowboys / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 255 lb Age: 24 College: Boise State Bye 10,18,19,20

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Battles through injuries again

    Leighton Vander Esch recorded 60 tackles (32 solo) while adding a sack and a forced fumble over 10 games in 2020.The linebacker once again couldn't stay healthy, suffering a broken collarbone in Week 1 and then missing the final two games of the year with an ankle injury, but Vander Esch also wasn't as productive when he was on the field, and he only managed two games with double-digit tackles as his snap count was often limited. The Dallas Cowboys are bringing in a new defensive coordinator in Dan Quinn, which should help the unit's performance as a whole, but if LVE can't avoid landing on IR a couple times a year, a better scheme won't be enough for him to regain his 2018 form.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Won't play Week 17

    Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.The 24-year-old will be sidelined for the second consecutive game to finish the regular season. The Dallas Cowboys will need to make the playoffs for Vander Esch to have a chance of returning to the field this season.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Not practicing to start week

    Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) was unable to practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.Vander Esch suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 15, and coach Mike McCarthy said the injury would likely lead to a multiweek absence. Considering the linebacker hasn't practiced or played since, it's looking increasingly unlikely that he'll be able to shorten that timetable, though there are still two more practices left for Vander Esch to show progress before Sunday's game against the Giants.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Officially out Week 16

    Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.Coach Mike McCarthy indicated earlier this week Vander Esch could miss multiple weeks after suffering the high-ankle sprain Week 15, so it's no surprise he won't be suiting up. The 24-year-old could also be forced to miss the final game of the regular season next week. Joe Thomas could have an increased defensive role for the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Expected out multiple weeks

    Coach Mike McCarthy does not anticipate Leighton Vander Esch will be able to suit up Week 16 against the Eagles with his high-ankle sprain, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.The Boise State product departed during the third quarter of Sunday's 41-33 win over San Francisco, and a subsequent MRI revealed Vander Esch sustained a multi-week injury in the form of a high-ankle sprain. As such, it wouldn't be a surprise if the 24-year-old proved unable to return over the remainder of the regular season. Should the Dallas Cowboys remain alive in the playoff hunt heading into Week 17, it's possible a quicker turnaround is contemplated for the star linebacker.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Dealing with high-ankle sprain

    Leighton Vander Esch suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's 41-33 win over the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.Vander Esch underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the extent of his injury. The Dallas Cowboys aren't ruling him out for the Week 16 showdown against the Eagles, but it's tough to see a way that he'll be at 100 percent for the critical divisional matchup. If he's out or limited in that game, Sean Lee will be the main beneficiary. Lee filled in at middle linebacker when Vander Esch exited Sunday.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Will undergo MRI on ankle

    Leighton Vander Esch is set to get an MRI on his injured ankle Monday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.The 2018 Pro Bowler stated postgame that he does not believe he suffered a broken ankle during Sunday's win over San Francisco, characterizing his injury as a high-ankle issue of some kind. An inability to stay on the field has plagued the 24-year-old linebacker, as he sat out seven games last season with a cervical neck stinger before going on IR in mid-September because of a broken collarbone. Joe Thomas would likely step back into the middle linebacker spot if Vander Esch were to miss additional time, just as he did Weeks 2 through 5 while amassing 35 tackles and a pair of pass breakups.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Battling ankle sprain

    Leighton Vander Esch suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's 41-33 win over the 49ers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.Vander Esch went to the locker room in the third quarter after posting three tackles (one solo). Sean Lee came in as relief. Vander Esch has a lengthy history of injuries, and it'll be worth keeping an eye on his progress during the practice week ahead of next week's matchup against the Eagles.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Hit with ankle injury

    Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against San Francisco, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.The 2018 Pro Bowler sustained his injury while assisting on a tackle of 49ers back Tevin Coleman at the 5:26 mark of the third quarter. Dallas has already endured four full games this season without the services of Vander Esch, and for now, Joe Thomas fills the 24-year-old's middle linebacker position.

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    Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Leads Dallas defense again

    Leighton Vander Esch recorded 12 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.He's picked up a dozen tackles in back-to-back games since the Dallas Cowboys' bye, and Vander Esch appears to be back in form after his early-season collarbone injury. He'll look to deliver another strong IDP performance in a Thanksgiving Day clash with Washington, which he also collected 12 tackles against in the teams' first meeting back in Week 7.