Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was ruled out of the second half of Sunday’s 40-34 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a neck injury and things are not going well in the hours since that contest ended.
Vander Esch, the Cowboys’ leading tackler entering Sunday, got hurt on the first series which was an 11-yard run by Jaguars running back Travis Etienne.
Following the game, head coach Mike Mccarthy stated how concerned he was about the 26-year-old who has a long history of neck injuries.
“I’m concerned, obviously,” coach Mike McCarthy said after the game. “I think everybody is concerned based on his history. Miss him? Look at the way he played last week. He was a huge factor.”
Vander Esch played in 10 games in 2020 because of a broken collarbone and ankle issue but had played in 30 straight games entering Sunday.
Through 13 starts, the fifth-year man out of Boise State has 90 tackles, a sack and, a forced fumble. Just last week against the Texans he had 12 tackles.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.