Snap counts per Pro Football Focus:
|Doug Free||1080||Kevin Ogletree||280|
|Jason Witten||1074||Tony Fiammetta||227|
|Tyron Smith||1074||Derrick Dockery||133|
|Kyle Kosier||1051||Tashard Choice||126|
|Phil Costa||1024||Kevin Kowalski||114|
|Tony Romo||992||Sammy Morris||81|
|Dez Bryant||791||Stephen McGee||65|
|Montrae Holland||641||Jesse Holley||53|
|Laurent Robinson||599||Phillip Tanner||50|
|Miles Austin||572||Jon Kitna||25|
|Martellus Bennett||428||Chauncey Washington||17|
|DeMarco Murray||390||Martin Rucker||10|
|Felix Jones||367||Jermey Parnell||10|
|John Phillips||333||Shaun Chapas||8|
|Bill Nagy||283||Dwayne Harris||1|
– Felix Jones has played in 29.9% of the Cowboys’ offensive snaps since Jerry Jones drafted him with the 22nd overall pick. 6.4% his rookie year, 27.1% in ’09, 51.6% in ’10, and 33.9% in ’11. Oof. Felix must be Italian.
– No Cowboys played every snap. Doug Free came the closest, missing just 2 snaps.
– After missing all of 2010 with a torn ACL, John Phillips played 333 snaps. He was looking like a breakout player during the 2010 preseason, when he went down. I’m no doctor, but there’s the saying that takes 2 years to fully recover from a torn ACL, so it’ll be interesting to see if Phillips can show the promise he once did a year and a half ago.
– Martellus Bennett’s rookie season, was… eh… OK. But since then, he’s been a disaster. Here are his numbers the past 3 seasons: 1496 snaps, 65 catches, 563 yards, 0 TD. That means that there’s a 4% chance Bennett is going to catch a pass if he’s in the game. Obviously, not good. I know, I know… He blocks.
– Tony Romo played every snap in 2009. He missed 193 in ’08, 763 in ’10, and 90 in ’11.
– A little comparison between Laurent Robinson, Jason Witten, and Dez Bryant:
If you project Robinson’s numbers with the same number of snaps as Dez, it comes out to 71 catches for 1133 yards and 15 TDs.
If you project Robinson’s numbers with the same number of snaps as Jason Witten, it comes out to 97 catches, 1538 yards, and 20 TDs.
With Witten, Austin, and Bryant on the field, Robinson sees more favorable matchups, not to mention, we’re talking about a pretty small sample size here… but those are still some impressive numbers.