On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys lost cornerback Anthony Brown (triceps) for the rest of the 2019 campaign.
On Thursday, the group shed linebacker Leighton Vander Esch for a minimum of the following game, and possibly longer.
As initially reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Vander Esch is not anticipated to play in Sunday’s road tilt versus the New England Patriots because of a recurring neck injury, which the Cowboys will “continue to keep track of.”.
It’s for naught regarding Week 12 is concerned. Regional beat authors have since confirmed that Vander Esch is out for the season-defining face-off. What’s even worse, if his neck does not enhance, he’s likely also to miss out on Dallas’ Thanksgiving afternoon competition versus Buffalo.
Via Clarence Hillside of the Ft Well Worth Star-Telegram:.
Sources confirm that Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch will certainly remain the Patriots video game due to neck injury. Had MRI today. Cowboys really hoping neck will cool down. If he misses Patriots game, it’s most likely he sits out Thanksgiving Day as well. Sean Lee will likely begin at WLB.
And ESPN’s Todd Archer:.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will certainly not play Sunday at the New England Patriots because of a neck injury as well as is considered week to week, resources told ESPN.
Vander Esch’s injury flared up in practice, which caused an MRI. He will have one more MRI in three weeks, according to a source.
Vander Esch, that’s made 72 tackles as well as notched 3 pass deflections as a student, was not noted on the practice report Wednesday or Thursday. However it appears, as Rapoport stated, head trainer Jason Garrett might officially dismiss the second-year ‘backer– or state him doubtful, at finest– when the last report is released Friday.
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Replacing Vander Esch.
LVE originally sustained a neck stinger in the Cowboys’ Week 7 victory over the Philly Eagles. He was sidelined for the following game, a post-bye win against the New York Giants, paving the way to expert POUND Sean Lee, who led the club with 12 takes on (9 solo).
Lee will relapse into the starting role contrary Jaylon Smith. The Cowboys may also resort to backup Joe Thomas for additional deepness– “might” being the keyword phrase, as Thomas did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday as a result of an elbow injury.
Undoubtedly, Vander Esch’s loss hurts even worse taking into consideration the challenger. New England boasts the third-best infraction in points (28.7 per game) and the seventh-best passing away attack (268.9 YPG). Thankfully for Dallas, the Pats are struggling on the ground, averaging simply 91.0 YPG, which places 24th in general.
Rest of Injury Report.
Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins missed out on method momentarily successive day as he nurses knee and back disorders. The club wishes he enters a restricted session Friday, boosting his chances of dressing at Gillette Arena.
Left guard Connor Williams, who went through arthroscopic knee surgical treatment earlier this month, once again practiced on a restricted basis as well as shows up in line to start Sunday. It’s the same for appropriate guard Zack Martin, who’s dealing with back, ankle, as well as arm joint problems.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was a full individual on Wednesday as well as Thursday. He declared himself excellent to go. As did security Jeff Heath, who’s pressing through shoulder injuries.
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