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.
Vander Esch logged 13 tackles (all solo), one tackle for a loss, one pass defended and one interception during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.
Vander Esch led the Cowboys defense in tackles Week 10, and made several key plays -- including his interception and tackle for a loss -- that contributed heavily to Dallas' victory. The rookie first-round pick also logged his first career interception during the divisional win. Vander Esch will look to build upon what has been a breakout season during Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Vander Esch will move back into the starting weak-side linebacker spot with Sean Lee (hamstring) injured, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
During the three games Lee missed earlier this season, Vander Esch averaged 10 tackles a game on 59 snaps while chipping in one pass defended. With Lee now on the shelf once again for a month or more, the rookie LB should carry significant IDP value.
Vander Esch recorded a team-leading 11 tackles in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
It's the rookie's second straight game with double-digit tackles, and he also notched the first pass defended of his career. For the first time in recent memory, the Cowboys' defense hasn't missed a beat due to an injury to Sean Lee (hamstring), and while Vander Esch could lose snaps once the veteran linebacker returns to the field, it seems likely that the team will keep its first-round pick heavily involved in the defensive game plan moving forward.
Vander Esch compiled 14 tackles (11 solo) during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Texans.
Vander Esch was the only Cowboys' linebacker to play every snap Sunday, and he made his impact known, as his 14 tackles were a career high. Sunday's contest marked his second game with double-digit tackles, and the rookie linebacker now has 40 on the season.
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