More

    Cowboys Won’t Play LB Leighton Vander Esch Until He’s Completely Ready

    The have struggled mightily on the defensive side of the ball this season. Currently, they ranked 29th in yards allowed and give up a league-worst 36 points per game.

    A very important link on the Cowboys defensive chain could be making his return on Monday night vs the , and that's Leighton Esch. He's ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken collarbone that he suffered early in the Cowboys season opener vs the . Although he's back on the practice field, the Cowboys will be cautious about his return, as team Owner told 105.3 The Fan on Friday.

    “He will not go back out there if he's vulnerable in any way, inordinately vulnerable, as to certainly the that he has dealt with. I'll assure you of that,” Jones said. “You can bet if he hits the field that he has complete go and a solid go to go out.

    “We would not risk additional injury because of that injury, whether it's where he was injured or how he's playing because he was injured. So, all of that you can feel real good (that) if you see him on the field, he should be out there.”

    Cowboys COO also joined The Fan on Friday and echoed the words of his father.

    “Leighton, we feel like has a great opportunity, it'll be a game-time decision. But, boy, he sure looked really good out there,” Jones said. “He only played half a game, so we got to be careful working him back into the mix. Hopefully, he's a go and we can get him significant playing time.”

    After a strong practice on Thursday, Vander Esch had another impressive outing on Friday, and his right-hand man said he looked like his old self.

    “He looks like the Wolf Hunter himself,” Smith said. “I’m happy to have him back out here working, just grinding it away. Just excited for him.

    “I’m just happy that he’s out here doing what he loves. We’ll see if they let him go.”

    If Vander Esch is to return on Monday night the Cowboys hope he can return to his 2018 form when he was an All-Pro as a rookie and get this defensive unit to be a respectable one.

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Matthew Lenix
    Matthew Lenixhttps://mlenixsctx.wordpress.com/
    I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

    Latest

    Are the 2022 Cowboys better than the 2021 Cowboys?

    This topic should be interesting. I know that the...

    Do the Cowboys really need Odell Beckham Jr?

    Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. is set to...

    How the NFC East went from Least to Beast

    The NFC East has been considered the worst division...

    Cowboys penalty problem might cut their season short again

    The Dallas Cowboys have put themselves in a spot...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Trending Now

    Cowboys Reveal New Uniforms for Week 17 vs Titans

    Another uniform emerges for the Dallas Cowboys to wear...

    Why are the Dallas Cowboys Considered “America’s Team?”

    The Dallas Cowboys are one National Football League team...

    Brett Maher continues to kick with confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Diggs Island – Trevon Diggs is entering elite status

    It’s hard to find a cornerback that is under...

    The Star: Getting Inside the Dallas Cowboys New Home

    The Dallas Cowboys star logo is one of the...

    Cowboys Nostalgia: Before Jerry Jones

    25 years ago Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys...

    Cowboys vs Commanders: Week 4 Injury Report

    The Dallas Cowboys (2-1) clash with the Washington Commanders...

    Like it or not, it’s time to give the front office credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Jimmy Johnson discusses how Jerry Jones ‘hurt’ him before his departure from Dallas

    Jimmy Johnson spoke on his relationship with Jerry Jones as he made rounds to several media outlets promoting his newly released memoir, "Swagger: Super...

    What went wrong in the Cowboys vs Packers game?

    It's sad to say that the boys couldn't pull out a win against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. In an overtime loss that...

    Cowboys loss to the Packers is on Mike McCarthy

    Another year, the same result. Aaron Rodgers beats the Cowboys, just like he beats the Bears. The Dallas Cowboys fell victim to the Green...