Snap count numbers per Pro Football Focus:
|Abram Elam||1050||Keith Brooking||409|
|Gerald Sensabaugh||1004||Marcus Spears||400|
|Anthony Spencer||939||Frank Walker||331|
|DeMarcus Ware||914||Sean Lissemore||284|
|Sean Lee||868||Victor Butler||233|
|Terence Newman||829||Barry Church||171|
|Jay Ratliff||750||Josh Price-Brent||137|
|Orlando Scandrick||679||Alex Albright||43|
|Mike Jenkins||608||Bruce Carter||41|
|Alan Ball||498||Bryan McCann||35|
|Jason Hatcher||429||Clifton Geathers||31|
|Kenyon Coleman||426||Danny McCray||31|
Commentary after the jump…
– It’s very possible that 3 of the top 6 Cowboy defenders, in terms of total snaps, won’t be with the team next year. One of those 3, Abram Elam, missed just 3 snaps all season.
– Keith Brooking and Bradie James split snaps for most of the year, an ended up just 5 snaps apart. Both were brutal.
– Mike Jenkins only missed 4 games, but he only played 57.7% of the defensive snaps.
– Marcus Spears had 400 snaps in 2011. Sean Lissemore had 284. Next year, Rob Ryan, a little advice… More Lissy, less (or no) Spears.
– Jay Ratliff played on 71.2% of the snaps, which is a lot for a NT.
– 10 DB’s saw playing time.
– Much more on Anthony Spencer’s and Victor Butler’s snap counts here.