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Leighton Vander Esch Suffers Neck Injury, Leaves Sunday Night Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 13: Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch #55 of the Dallas Cowboys follows the play against the New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 13, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
Leighton Vander Esch | Al Pereira/Getty Images

Leighton Vander Esch has become one of the Dallas Cowboys' best defenders in just two seasons with the franchise. The second-team All-Pro was up to his old tricks, flying around the field Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, when he suffered what looked like an ugly neck injury.

Check the play below:

You can see Vander Esch (number 55) get his neck crunched downward by the Dallas Goedert. He also took a shot on the top of his head.

Vander Esch was down on the field for a bit:

He eventually walked off and into the medical tent, then the locker room. He is questionable to return. We'll update you on his status as we hear more.