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Cowboys LB Vander Esch Named November Defensive Rookie of the Month

The awards are starting to stack up for Dallas Cowboys rookie Leighton Vander Esch. Now among the league leaders in tackles and with two interceptions in November, the linebacker was just named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month.

On the offensive side, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was also awarded. Both Mayfield and Vander Esch were first-round picks in this year’s NFL Draft.

Cowboys LB Vander Esch Named November Defensive Rookie of the Month

The Cowboys’ selection of Vander Esch was criticized by many. Some felt he was too raw to contribute to the team right away, and others felt the team had bigger needs at wide receiver, safety, or other positions.

But with Sean Lee predictably missing games this year, Leighton became a necessity quickly. The Boise State product hasn’t disappointed, improving every week and now making impact plays routinely.

Inside The Star joins the rest of Cowboys Nation in congratulating Leighton Vander Esch on his award, and we look forward to many more to come!

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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