Leighton
Vander Esch (#55)

LB - Dallas Cowboys

Age 28
Exp 7th Season
HT/WT 6'4" / 256 LBS
Bye 7
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2023 Stats
GAME TACKLES FUMBLES INTERCEPTIONS
Week OPP TOT TCK AST SACK TFL SFTY FF FR TD INT PD TD
1 @NYG 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @ARI 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NE 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
5 @SF 10 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Stats
SEASON TACKLES FUMBLES INTERCEPTIONS
YEAR GP TOT TCK AST SACK TFL SFTY FF FR TD INT PD TD
2018 16 141 103 38 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
2019 9 72 43 29 0.5 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2020 10 60 32 28 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2021 17 77 48 29 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
2022 14 90 54 36 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2023 5 30 17 13 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
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Leighton Vander Esch - Won't return this season

Vander Esch (neck) is officially out for the season, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Return not imminent

Vander Esch (neck) remains without a concrete timeline for a potential return from injured reserve, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Placed on injured reserve

The Cowboys placed Vander Esch (neck) on injured reserve Monday.

Leighton Vander Esch - Move to IR on tap

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Vander Esch (neck) will be placed on injured reserve, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Expected to land on IR

The Cowboys are expected to place Vander Esch (neck) on injured reserve, Michael Gehlken and Calvin Watkins of DallasNews.com reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Unlikely to return

Vander Esch (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest with the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Scores first career TD in rout

Vander Esch recorded a team-high seven tackles (four solo) and returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Patriots.

Leighton Vander Esch - Six solo tackles in win

Vander Esch recorded six solo tackles in the Cowboys' 40-0 win over the Giants on Sunday night.

Leighton Vander Esch - Staying in Dallas

Vander Esch is set to re-sign a two-year deal with $11 million with the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Puts together strong campaign

Vander Esch recorded 90 tackles (54 solo) including one sack, with one pass defended and one forced fumble, over 14 regular-season games in 2022.

Leighton Vander Esch - Full go to open playoff prep

Vander Esch (neck) was a full participant during the Cowboys' practice Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Trending toward return for playoffs

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he's "very optimistic" about Vander Esch's (neck) status heading into the wild-card round of the playoffs, Patrik Walker of the team's official site reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Out again

Vander Esch (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Commanders.

Leighton Vander Esch - Officially ruled out

Vander Esch (neck) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Titans, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Unlikely to play Thursday

Vander Esch (neck) did some resistance work at practice Tuesday but was labeled as DNP and isn't expected to play Thursday versus Tennessee, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Won't play Week 16

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy ruled out Vander Esch (shoulder) for Saturday's game against the Eagles, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Avoids neck injury

Vander Esch suffered a right shoulder stinger in Sunday's 40-34 loss to the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Done for the day

Vander Esch (neck) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Patrik Walker reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Exits with injury

Vander Esch is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a neck injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports

Leighton Vander Esch - Racks up 14 tackles in win

Vander Esch recorded 14 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's win over the Texans.

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