The Dallas Cowboys not only lost their season-opener at the Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 20-17, but will also lose the services of standout linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, who fractured his collarbone during the first quarter of action. Team president Stephen Jones first said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that Vander Esch will undergo surgery to repair the broken collarbone. The 2018 Pro Bowler is expected to miss between six and eight weeks of the season on the injured reserve/return list.
Jones also added that new starting tight end Blake Jarwin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and backup offensive lineman Cameron Erving sprained his MCL in his left knee during the loss. Jarwin would likely miss the entire 2020 season, while Erving is expected to miss a few weeks. The Cowboys will play again at noon Sunday at home against the Atlanta Falcons.