Offensive snaps: Deficit puts Vickers on bench

October, 30, 2012
A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offensive players in the team’s 29-24 loss to the New York Giants, while analyzing what it means:

RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 86 of 86
LT Tyron Smith: 86 of 86
LG Nate Livings: 86 of 86
QB Tony Romo: 86 of 86
RT Doug Free: 86 of 86
TE Jason Witten: 86 of 86
WR Miles Austin: 79 of 86
WR Dez Bryant: 74 of 86
RB Felix Jones: 62 of 86
WR Kevin Ogletree: 50 of 86
TE John Phillips: 33 of 86
RB Phillip Tanner: 23 of 86
FB Lawrence Vickers: 12 of 86
OL Jeremy Parnell: 5 of 86
WR Dwayne Harris: 4 of 86
TE James Hanna: 2 of 86

In the Cowboys’ first game against the Giants, Lawrence Vickers played a season-high 29 snaps and the team rushed for 143 yards. When the Cowboys fell behind 23-0 less than two minutes into the second quarter, it essentially removed Vickers from the game plan. Dallas finished with 19 yards on 17 carries and a long of five. ... Kevin Ogletree contributed nothing statistically, despite considerable playing time. It’s the second time in two games Ogletree has failed to catch a pass. ... John Phillips has taken Martellus Bennett’s role as a blocker, but he’s not nearly as good in the role, which is among the reasons Felix Jones had 19 yards on 13 carries. ... Jones, nursing a knee injury, lacked burst and acceleration, so it was somewhat surprising Lance Dunbar didn’t play any offense and Phillip Tanner played primarily on third down.
Jean-Jacques Taylor joined 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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