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- Mike Nolan
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Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said that linebacker Leighton Vander Esch's (neck) surgery "went well." "I feel really good about it. I feel really good about him making a full recovery and being ready to participate in everything," Jones said. The second-year linebacker should be good to go for the team's offseason workouts after missing the final five games of the 2019 season. He recorded a total of 72 tackles (43 solo), half a sack and one forced fumble in his nine games played. LVE was a beast his rookie season with 140 total tackles, and he could return to being an IDP force again in 2020 if he can just stay on the field.
Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said that quarterback Dak Prescott is the team's "No. 1 priority as we go into the offseason." Despite the Cowboys missing the playoffs in 2019, Prescott wasn't the problem. He had his best season with 4,902 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his fourth year in the NFL. The Cowboys continue to reiterate that Prescott is their QB of the future, so expect a contract extension to come soon. If that doesn't happen, the franchise tag is another option to retain him for 2020. Prescott finished as the No. 3 fantasy signal-caller last season, and he'll head into the 2020 campaign as a strong high-end QB1.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (neck) underwent surgery on his neck on Tuesday with the expectation that he will be available for the offseason program, according to multiple sources. Vander Esch missed seven games with the injury in 2019 and ended up opting for a non-invasive procedure to alleviate nerve issues in his neck. He totaled 72 tackles (43 solo), half a sack and one forced fumble in his nine games after exploding for 140 tackles and two interceptions in his rookie season in 2018. With better health, LVE should be a productive tackling machine in the middle of the field for Dallas next season. He's a high-risk, high-upside IDP selection.
Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones reiterated that quarterback Dak Prescott is "our quarterback of the future." Jones also said that the team was "real, real, real close" to signing Prescott to a long-term extension before the 2019 season. Despite a disappointing finish and missing the playoffs, Prescott had a career-high 4,902 yards while throwing for 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on a 65.1 completion percentage. There's a chance that Dallas uses the franchise tag on Prescott, but in the end he should remain with the organization in at least 2020 and likely well beyond. He finished as the No. 3 scoring fantasy QB behind Lamar Jackson and Jameis Winston this year and will be a strong QB1 selection in 2020 drafts if he remains in Dallas.
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy to be their next head coach on Monday. Dallas finally fired Jason Garrett on Sunday and chose McCarthy the very next day. McCarthy was 125-77-2 in 13 years as the head man in Green Bay and won a Super Bowl. He had also interviewed with the Browns, Giants and Panthers. He brings plenty of experience to the table in Dallas and will have take over a roster ready to win right now. It'll be interesting to see how the Cowboys approach long-term deals with both quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper, but the Cowboys should be in contention to win the NFC East in 2020.