The Dallas Cowboys will not pick up Leighton Vander Esch's fifth-year option for 2022, according to his agent, Ron Slavin.

Vander Esch will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Vander Esch's injury history is the biggest reason.

After the Cowboys selected Vander Esch 19th overall in 2018, he was a Pro Bowler.