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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Offensive snaps: No role for Felix Jones

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offensive players in the team’s 27-24 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, while analyzing what it means:

LT Tyron Smith: 67 of 67
RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 67 of 67
LG Nate Livings: 67 of 67
C Ryan Cook: 67 of 67
QB Tony Romo: 67 of 67
TE Jason Witten: 66 of 67
WR Miles Austin: 57 of 67
RB DeMarco Murray: 54 of 67
WR Dez Bryant: 49 of 67
RT Doug Free: 47 of 67
TE John Phillips: 24 of 67
RT Jermey Parnell: 23 of 67
WR Kevin Ogletree: 23 of 67
TE James Hanna: 17 of 67
WR Dwayne Harris: 16 of 67
FB Lawrence Vickers: 14 of 67
RB Felix Jones: 6 of 67
WR Cole Beasley: 5 of 67
RB Lance Dunbar: 1 of 67

Taylor's Takes: If you thought for some reason Felix Jones was going to return next season, forget about it. A week after getting his lowest playing time of the season, Jones set a new low for plays against Pittsburgh. He’s a non-factor these days and doesn’t even have a role on third down anymore. ... In the fourth quarter with the game on the line, Dwayne Harris was in the game and Kevin Ogletree was on the bench. ... Ogletree had more plays, but that was probably the result of Dez Bryant not playing quite as much because of his broken left index finger. ... Rookie TE James Hanna played a season-high 17 snaps and caught two passes for 45 yards, which could result in John Phillips losing playing time.