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Defensive snaps: Rob Ryan relies on new guys

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

S Gerald Sensabaugh: 60 of 60

CB Mike Jenkins: 60 of 60

CB Brandon Carr: 59 of 60

OLB Anthony Spencer: 58 of 60

OLB DeMarcus Ware: 52 of 60

DE Jason Hatcher: 50 of 60

ILB Alex Albright: 49 of 60

S Danny McCray: 41 of 60

ILB Dan Connor: 38 of 60

CB Sterling Moore: 37 of 60

S Eric Frampton: 29 of 60

DL Sean Lissemore: 29 of 60

DE Marcus Spears: 27 of 60

DE Tyrone Crawford: 22 of 60

OLB Victor Butler: 13 of 60

CB Michael Coe: 10 of 60

DE Brian Schaefering: 10 of 60

NT Robert Callaway: 6 of 60

LB Ernie Sims: 5 of 60

Taylor's Takes: CB Sterling Moore, NT Robert Callaway, CB Michael Coe and DE Brian Schaefering combined for 63 plays. So defensive coordinator Rob Ryan deserves considerable credit for getting his unit to play well with a bunch of no-name, new-to-the-team guys. ... Eric Frampton replaced Danny McCray in some situations in the nickel and dime because McCray was struggling. He couldn’t cover TE Heath Miller in the first half and receiver Mike Wallace ran past him for a 60-yard gain in the third quarter. ... LB Alex Albright played a season-high 49 snaps and finished with five tackles -- none bigger than his third-down stop in the second quarter.