The Dallas Cowboys have a longer than usual break this week after they played on Thursday night and won’t resume playing until next Sunday. They can use that time to try and figure out why their season has crumbled, and also to get some players healthy.
One player who might not be healthy is Leighton Vander Esch. His neck issue persists and it’s being reported that he will undergo further tests.
Leighton Vander Esch is expected to undergo more testing on his neck on Monday after missing the last three games and four of the last six. “We’re going to do right by Leighton Vander Esch,” Jason Garrett said. “He’s not going to rush back. We’re not going to rush him back but obviously he’s champing at the bit to play. He’s been an impactful player for us.”
The Cowboys linebacker play continues to deteriorate and it doesn’t look like Vander Esch will be able to help that situation in the near future.
Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson hut his knee late in the Bears game and at first glance it looked very serious. Turns out that it wasn’t the dreaded torn ACL or anything like that, but it is reported to be a sprained ACL and that could keep him out the rest of the year as it’s a four-to-six week injury,
Dak Prescott injured both of his hands during the game but he remained in and isn’t expected to miss any time.
Quarterback Dak Prescott hurt the index finger on his right (throwing) hand and sprained his left hand in Thursday’s 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears, “but he seemed to come out of the game OK,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Friday.
The Cowboys are hopeful that running back Tony Pollard can return to action next Sunday after injuring his ankle in practice last week and sitting out the Bears game. Punter Chris Jones strained his abdomen in the game but was able to play through it and is expected to be ready next week.