Cowboys clear way for LB Vander Esch to return against Cards
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys activated Leighton Vander Esch, clearing the way for the linebacker to play against Arizona on Monday night five weeks and a day after breaking his collarbone in the opener. He was injured in the first half of the 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 13. The Cowboys placed quarterback Dak Prescott and defensive tackle Trysten Hill on season-ending injured reserve. Prescott sustained a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle against the Giants, and Hill tore a knee ligament. Dallas filled the second roster spot by bringing up defensive tackle Justin Hamilton from the practice squad.