SNAP DECISIONS: Taking a look at offensive and defensive player participation vs. Seattle

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A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ defenders in the team’s 27-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, while analyzing what it means:

CB Brandon Carr: 68 of 68

CB Morris Claiborne: 64 of 68

ILB Sean Lee: 62 of 68

OLB DeMarcus Ware: 58 of 68

OLB Anthony Spencer: 58 of 68

ILB Bruce Carter: 54 of 68

S Gerald Sensabaugh: 52 of 68

S Danny McCray: 50 of 68

DE Jason Hatcher: 48 of 68

NG Josh Brent: 42 of 68

DE Marcus Spears: 34 of 68

CB Orlando Scandrick: 30 of 68

DL Sean Lissemore: 23 of 68

DE Kenyon Coleman: 21 of 68

S Mana Silva: 17 of 68

DE Victor Butler: 16 of 68

S Barry Church: 13 of 68

ILB Dan Connor: 11 of 68

DE Tyrone Crawford: 10 of 68

CB Mike Jenkins: 8 of 68

LB Alex Albright: 1 of 68

Danny McCray gets the Ironman Award this week for playing a team-high 74 snaps, if we include his work on special teams. McCray played so much because a quadriceps injury significantly limited Barry Church’s playing time. … Mike Jenkins made his 2012 debut as a part-time player at safety in the dime defense. With Gerald Sensabaugh (calf) out at least a couple of weeks, Jenkins’ playing time will increase at that spot. … Bruce Carter continues to make plays and saw his playing time nearly double. … Sean Lissemore will see additional playing time if he continues to produce at absurd levels. He had 10 tackles in only 38 snaps. … Victor Butler saw increased playing time, but had no impact.

A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offense and what it means:

RT Doug Free: 58 of 58

RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 58 of 58

LG Nate Livings: 58 of 58

LT Tyron Smith: 58 of 58

C Ryan Cook: 58 of 58

QB Tony Romo: 58 of 58

WR Dez Bryant: 52 of 58

TE Jason Witten: 51 of 58

WR Miles Austin: 48 of 58

RB DeMarco Murray: 39 of 58

WR Kevin Ogletree: 38 of 58

TE John Phillips: 21 of 58

FB Lawrence Vickers: 19 of 58

RB Felix Jones: 19 of 58

TE James Hanna: 3 of 58

WR Dwayne Harris: 2 of 58

OL Jeremy Parnell: 1 of 58

The Cowboys fell behind so quickly and found themselves in so many long-yardage situations on second and third down that fullback Lawrence Vickers didn’t play much. … Felix Jones saw his playing time increase a little, but his production remained shoddy until the final minute of the game. … The score meant the Cowboys spent much of the game in formations with three and four receivers, which is why Kevin Ogletree played nearly twice as much as tight end John Phillips.

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