Offensive Snaps: Kevin Ogletree's time shrinking

November, 13, 2012
11/13/12
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A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offensive players in the team’s 38-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, while analyzing what it means:

RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 54 of 54
LT Tyron Smith: 54 of 54
LG Nate Livings: 54 of 54
QB Tony Romo: 54 of 54
RT Doug Free: 54 of 54
TE Jason Witten: 54 of 54
WR Miles Austin: 49 of 54
WR Dez Bryant: 44 of 54
RB Felix Jones: 34 of 54
FB Lawrence Vickers: 27 of 54
WR Kevin Ogletree: 24 of 54
TE John Phillips: 18 of 54
RB Lance Dunbar: 10 of 54
WR Dwayne Harris: 3 of 54
OL Jeremy Parnell: 2 of 54
WR Cole Beasley: 2 of 54
TE James Hanna: 1 of 54
RB Phillip Tanner: 1 of 54

Taylor's Takes: Kevin Ogletree averaged 39 plays per game in the first five games of the season; he’s averaged 30 plays in the past four games. In three of the last four games, he’s played fewer than 30 snaps, which seems to indicate he’s getting slowly phased out of the offense. ... Dwayne Harris (18) and Cole Beasley (6) have combined for 24 snaps the past two games and Beasley was in the slot on a key third-down in the Cowboys’ first series. ... Lance Dunbar has usurped Phillip Tanner’s role as Felix Jones’ backup. Tanner has three plays the past two games, while Dunbar has 22. ... Tight end John Phillips is another player who’s seen his playing time dwindle. Lawrence Vickers played considerably more than usual on Sunday, an indication Jason Garrett believes he will help the running game more than Phillips.
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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