Leighton
Vander Esch (#55)

LB - Dallas Cowboys

Age 26
Exp 5th Season
HT/WT 6'4" / 256 LBS
Bye 9
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2022 Stats
GAME TACKLES FUMBLES INTERCEPTIONS
Week OPP TOT TCK AST SACK TFL SFTY FF FR TD INT PD TD
1 TB 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 CIN 7 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 @NYG 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 WAS 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LAR 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @PHI 7 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DET 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 CHI 8 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 @GB 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @MIN 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NYG 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 IND 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 HOU 14 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @JAX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @TEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 @WAS 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
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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.

Leighton Vander Esch - Available Sunday

Vander Esch (illness) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Picks up illness

Vander Esch is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans due to an illness, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Leads Cowboys in tackles

Vander Esch recorded eight tackles (five solo) during the Cowboys' 28-20 win over the Giants on Thursday.

Leighton Vander Esch - Forces fumble in win

Vander Esch forced a fumble and logged eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 49-29 win against the Bears.

Leighton Vander Esch - Double-digit tackles in win

Vander Esch recorded a team-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Leighton Vander Esch - Productive in Sunday's win

Vander Esch recorded seven tackles, including one sack, and one pass defended in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Leighton Vander Esch - Re-signed by Cowboys

Vander Esch and the Cowboys agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Leighton Vander Esch - Plays full 17-game slate

Vander Esch racked up 77 tackles (48 solo), one sack, two pass breakups and one interception across 17 games in 2021.

Leighton Vander Esch - Leading tackler in Sunday's loss

Vander Esch recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Leighton Vander Esch - Dozen tackles against Denver

Vander Esch recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

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