Leighton Vander Esch (neck) done for season, career in question
Leighton Vander Esch (neck) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday.
Vander Esch appeared in five games this season before landing on injured reserve. Now, his 2023 season is over as he mulls the possibility of a second neck surgery. Undergoing another procedure could put the remainder of Vander Esch's career in jeopardy. Such an outcome would be quite disappointing for the Cowboys and their former first-round pick, who has appeared in 71 career games and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie back in 2018.