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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Offensive snaps: Felix Jones to the rescue

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

IRVING - A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offense in the team’s 31-29 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, while analyzing what it means:

RT Doug Free: 89 of 89
RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 89 of 89
LT Tyron Smith: 89 of 89
C Phil Costa: 89 of 89
TE Jason Witten: 89 of 89
LG Nate Livings: 89 of 89
QB Tony Romo: 89 of 89
WR Miles Austin: 83 of 89
WR Dez Bryant: 72 of 89
RB DeMarco Murray: 22 of 89
WR Kevin Ogletree: 35 of 89
TE James Hanna: 11 of 89
FB Lawrence Vickers: 15 of 89
RB Phillip Tanner: 16 of 89
TE John Phillips: 48 of 89
RB Felix Jones: 49 of 89
OL Jeremy Parnell: 2 of 89
RB Lance Dunbar: 2 of 89
WR Dwayne Harris: 1 of 89

Taylor's Takes: Now you should understand why the Cowboys didn’t cut Felix Jones, when he struggled in training camp and at the start of the season. In his most extensive playing time of the season, Jones delivered his best game of the season. ... A sprained foot limited DeMarco Murray to just 22 plays, but Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar picked up the slack along with Jones. ... John Phillips received considerable playing time, in part, because the Cowboys ran the ball so well they didn’t need to go to their three-receiver formations too often. ... Jason Witten played every play for the third consecutive game.