Dallas Cowboys linebackers Leighton Vander Esch, left, and Jaylon Smith, right, celebrate a defensive play against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of their NFC wild-card game Jan. 5 in Arlington, Texas.
Dallas Cowboys linebackers Leighton Vander Esch, left, and Jaylon Smith, right, celebrate a defensive play against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of their NFC wild-card game Jan. 5 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Jenkins AP
Dallas Cowboys linebackers Leighton Vander Esch, left, and Jaylon Smith, right, celebrate a defensive play against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of their NFC wild-card game Jan. 5 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Jenkins AP

Rachel Roberts has been covering sports for the Idaho Statesman since 2005. She attended Northwest Nazarene University and is Boise born and raised.

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