FantasySP / NFL / Leighton Vander Esch https://www.fantasysp.com/nfl_player_news/Leighton_Vander_Esch/ FantasySP / NFL / Leighton Vander Esch Copyright 2018 5387263 <![CDATA[Leonard vs Leighton a battle of transcendent Cowboys, Colts rookie LBs]]>
2018 has brought the league several impactful rookies from the draft class, including blessing the Dallas Cowboys with weakside linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. The Boise State product has won the hearts of the fan base, as wolf howls have become the norm around AT&T Stadium whenever he makes one of his numerous standout defensive plays.

Vander Esch leads the team in combined tackles (109), solo tackles (7), is tied for the team lead in interceptions (2) and has seven pass deflections when no other non-secondary player has more than two. He’s done so only starting eight of the 13 games thus far]]>
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<![CDATA[Sean Lee and Leighton Vander Esch: It's a good problem for Cowboys]]> Leighton Vander Esch has been outstanding this season, but now that Pro Bowler Sean Lee is back, what are their roles?]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Leighton_Vander_Esch/5387260/sean-lee-and-leighton-vander-esch-its-a-good-problem-for-cowboys 5387260 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 8:06:01 EDT espnnflblog https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Leighton_Vander_Esch/5387260/sean-lee-and-leighton-vander-esch-its-a-good-problem-for-cowboys <![CDATA[Leighton Vander Esch and his mom chronicle his rise to Cowboys stardom]]> Leighton Vander Esch began to emerge as a 2018 NFL draft prospect, it seemed as if the linebacker was destined to become a Dallas Cowboy. Flash-forward ten months, and his impact on the team has been far greater than anyone could’ve imagined.

Anyone besides Vander Esch himself, anyway.

Last Sunday when Dallas fans from all over the country filled AT&T Stadium to witness their team battle the Philadelphia Eagles for control of the NFC East, the amount of Vander Esch jerseys among the crowd was clearly noticeable. No matter how the game would play out, one thing was clear: everyone loved The Wolf Hunter]]>
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<![CDATA[Garrett, Jones have high praise for Cowboys defensive stars, coaches]]>
Speaking en route to funeral services for Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Jones had glowing praise for rookie linebacker and first-round draft pick Leighton Vander Esch. “He’s playing above my expectations,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan. “And, I venture to say, playing above most everybody’s expectations in that draft room.]]>
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<![CDATA[Leighton Vander Esch is awesome but may not be best defensive rookie]]> Leighton Vander Esch has certainly exceeded expectations in 2018. His play has forced the Cowboys hand, and made a decision of whether or not Sean Lee is deserving of his starting spot once healthy an actual debate. Considering how the Dallas defense has stunk up the joint with Lee out in the past, that’s really saying something.

After another brilliant performance, this one against the vaunted Saints offense, Vander Esch has climbed up ESPN’s rookie rankings, now slotted at No. 7 for Week 14]]>
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