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Leighton Vander Esch Expected to Play on Monday Night Football

As he returned to practice somewhat surprisingly late last week, it’s looked like would return to game action this week and now that has been confirmed. Per, Vander Esch will make his return to the lineup after a four week absence related to a clavicle fracture.

Though it seems quick, it’s a much needed return to the lineup for the Cowboys 2018 pick. The are allowing the most points in the NFL and have surrendered 30+ each of the last five weeks. With an opportunity to take a two game lead in the win column on against the , Vander Esch’s return should provide a huge boost for the Cowboys .

After returned last week and now Vander Esch, the Cowboys seem to be getting healthier as they head into the middle portion of their schedule. should be returning soon as well and the Cowboys will be getting back in week seven after being reinstated late in the summer.

If the Cowboys can get marginal improvement from their defense over the final 11 weeks of the season and play at a league average level, they should be able to solidify a playoff position for themselves and that starts with getting healthy.

Leighton Vander Esch’s return, though surprising, should provide a glimmer of hope for that this team can get better down the stretch.

John Williams
John Williams
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