Offensive snaps: Felix Jones MIA

September, 11, 2012
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A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offensive players during the team’s season-opening 24-17 win over the New York Giants and analyzing what it means:

RT Doug Free: 68 of 68
RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 68 of 68
LG Nate Livings: 68 of 68
LT Tyron Smith: 68 of 68
C Ryan Cook: 65 of 68
QB Tony Romo: 68 of 68
WR Dez Bryant: 58 of 68
WR Miles Austin: 57 of 68
TE Jason Witten: 53 of 68
RB DeMarco Murray: 52 of 68
WR Kevin Ogletree: 33 of 68
TE John Phillips: 30 of 68
FB Lawrence Vickers: 29 of 68
RB Felix Jones: 12 of 68
TE James Hanna: 9 of 68
WR Cole Beasley: 4 of 68
C Phil Costa: 3 of 68
OL Jermey Parnell: 2 of 68
RB Phillip Tanner: 1 of 68

Felix Jones, the former No. 1 draft pick, played sparingly and did not carry the ball. Tony Romo directed two passes his way, but he had no offensive impact. ... The pecking order for the Cowboys’ six receivers revealed itself -- at least through the first week -- based on playing time. Cole Beasley played ahead of Dwayne Harris and Andre Holmes, each of whom had large special teams roles, but none in the offense. That’s because Beasley can play the slot on the rare occasion the Cowboys go three wide and Austin isn’t in the slot or when the Cowboys use four receivers out of the shotgun. ... Jeremy Parnell played only two plays, but he whiffed on the block when fullback Lawrence Vickers was stopped on fourth-and-1.
Jean-Jacques Taylor joined ESPNDallas.com in August 2011. A native of Dallas, Taylor spent the past 20 years writing for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high schools sports, the Texas Rangers and spent 11 seasons covering the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a general columnist in 2006.

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