Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Dallas Cowboys [Print without images]

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Offensive snaps: Doug Free, Jermey Parnell rotation working

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ offensive players in the team’s 34-31 overtime loss to New Orleans, while analyzing what it means:

TE Jason Witten: 57 of 57
LT Tyron Smith: 57 of 57
RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 57 of 57
LG Nate Livings: 57 of 57
C Ryan Cook: 57 of 57
QB Tony Romo: 57 of 57
WR Miles Austin: 55 of 57
RB DeMarco Murray: 50 of 57
WR Dez Bryant: 49 of 57
RT Doug Free: 35 of 57
WR Kevin Ogletree: 24 of 57
RT Jermey Parnell: 22 of 57
WR Dwayne Harris: 18 of 57
TE John Phillips: 9 of 57
TE James Hanna: 8 of 57
FB Lawrence Vickers: 8 of 57
RB Felix Jones: 7 of 57

Taylor's Takes: The rotation at right tackle is getting closer to 50-50 playing time between Doug Free and Jermey Parnell. It has had the desired result. Free is playing his best football and the Cowboys are getting an idea of whether Parnell can handle the job full time, if the Cowboys release Free in the offseason. Or they can keep both players and have them battle it out in training camp. ... Dwayne Harris continues to get steady playing time and produce with 10 catches for 129 yards in the last four games. ... Felix Jones has no role in the offense, playing 17 snaps in the last three games. Murray has taken his third-down job, which has usurped his playing time. ... Murray has been off the field just 29 plays in the last three games. ... Cole Beasley has been active, but not played in two of the last three games.