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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Defensive snaps: Mike Jenkins plays sparingly

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ defenders in the team’s 19-14 win over the Carolina Panthers, while analyzing what it means:


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Gerald Sensabaugh: 62 of 62
Bruce Carter: 62 of 62
Morris Claiborne: 61 of 62
Brandon Carr: 61 of 62
DeMarcus Ware: 58 of 62
Danny McCray: 51 of 62
Jay Ratliff: 46 of 62
Orlando Scandrick: 41 of 62
Jason Hatcher: 38 of 62
Sean Lee: 35 of 62
Kenyon Coleman: 25 of 62
Josh Brent-Price: 22 of 62
Dan Connor: 20 of 62
Marcus Spears: 15 of 62
Tyrone Crawford: 13 of 62
Eric Frampton: 13 of 62
Victor Butler: 5 of 62
Mike Jenkins: 1 of 62
Orie Lemon: 1 of 62

Mike Jenkins was on the field for one play, which represents the least he’s played in a game this season. The Cowboys limited Jenkins’ role this week because Carolina relies on a physical run-oriented approach and they wanted more linebackers and defensive linemen in the game. ... Victor Butler failed to take advantage of opportunity with Anthony Spencer our of the lineup. Butler played sparingly and Alex Albright didn’t get on the field as a defensive player. ... With Sean Lee out with a sprained toe, Dan Connor did a good job, contributing a couple of huge plays in the second half. Bruce Carter played more than usual and called the defensive signals. ... The Cowboys need to find more playing time for Josh Brent-Price because he’s been disruptive and it keeps Jay Ratliff fresher.