Unable to click on a tag- selenium

While trying to click on a link using Newrelic synthetic monitor(selenium based), it appears to have started failing since few days. The screenshot of error shows the control hovered over the link but didnt click.

.then(function() {
  log(10, 'clickElement "Dashboard"');
  return $browser.waitForAndFindElement(By.xpath('//*[contains(text()," Dashboard ")]'), DefaultTimeout); })
.then(function (el) { el.click();  })


<a _ngcontent-avd-c527="" cdkmonitorelementfocus="" rel="noopener noreferrer" queryparamshandling="merge" class="name trimmedTextWithEllipsis ng-star-inserted" href="**" target="_self" pbi-focus-tracker-idx="17"> Dashboard <!----><!----><!----><!----></a>