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Leighton Vander Esch LB - DAL

Experience: 2 YRS  
Height: 6'4"  
Weight: 256 
Bye: 8

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7:04am EDT 4/27/18

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NFL Network's Jane Slater reports that Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch will have "minimally invasive surgery" within the next few weeks to fix the nerve issue in his neck that ended his season early. Dallas expects Vander Esch to be back "long before camp." Veteran LB Sean Lee remains an IDP starting option for Week 17, coming off 17 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

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The Cowboys have ruled LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) out once again. He hasn't played since Week 11. Sean Lee remains an IDP starting option in LVE's absence.

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The Cowboys have ruled LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) out for Sunday's game against the Bears. That has meant starter level playing time for LB Sean Lee. The veteran (pectoral) is questionable for Week 15. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon.

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Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch didn't practice Wednesday. HC Jason Garrett called him "day-to-day" afterward, according to the team website, adding that "it might be a little bit of time" before he can get back onto the field. Vander Esch is nursing a neck injury that seems to carry more long-term concern than immediate. Don't bet on him returning for your Week 15 IDP lineup. We'll see how things progress. Sean Lee becomes an IDP option whenever Vander Esch sits.

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The Cowboys have ruled LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) out for Thursday's game against the Bills. That means elevated playing time for LB Sean Lee in an upside matchup. S Jeff Heath (shoulder) is questionable. He missed Week 11 with the issue but returned for Sunday's game at New England.

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Injury Predictor

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Date Injury Analysis
Aug 15, 2018 Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Vander Esch missed a couple of weeks of training camp with a groin injury.
Jun 4, 2018 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Vander Esch missed time in the spring with an ankle injury.
Oct 1, 2016 Cervical Neck Pinched Nerve Vander Esch missed 7 games in 2016 with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Aug 15, 2016 Knee LCL Pull Grade 1 Vander Esch suffered a Grade 1 LCL sprain in August 2016 but was ready for the start of the season on September 3.

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