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55 Leighton Vander Esch OLB

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
94%92%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
161400200

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Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Ready for playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Cowboys' first game of the postseason next Saturday against the Seahawks.

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Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch: Sets new career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vander Esch totaled 15 tackles 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 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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 the linchpin in the middle of the Cowboys defense. 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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 the Redskins.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18CAR0000
29/16/18NYG0000
39/23/18SEA0000
49/30/18DET0000
510/7/18HOU0000
610/14/18JAC0000
710/21/18WAS0000
911/5/18TEN0000
1011/11/18PHI0010
1111/18/18ATL0010
1211/22/18WAS0000
1311/29/18NO0000
1412/9/18PHI0000
1512/16/18IND0000
1612/23/18TB0000
1712/30/18NYG0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2018Dallas Cowboys16140102.038025628.02807
TOTAL16140102.038025628.02807
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/255
Birthdate:
2/8/1996
Age:
22
Hometown:
Riggins, ID, USA
School:
Boise State
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: