Offensive snaps: Ankle sprain silences Miles Austin

January, 1, 2013
A look at the snaps played by the Cowboys’ offense in the team’s 28-18 loss to the Washington Redskins, while analyzing what it means:

LT Tyron Smith: 62 of 62
TE Jason Witten: 62 of 62
RG Mackenzy Bernadeau: 62 of 62
LG Nate Livings: 62 of 62
C Ryan Cook: 62 of 62
QB Tony Romo: 62 of 62
RB DeMarco Murray: 51 of 62
WR Dez Bryant: 47 of 62
RT Doug Free: 39 of 62
WR Dwayne Harris: 38 of 62
WR Kevin Ogletree: 32 of 62
RT Jermey Parnell: 24 of 62
FB Lawrence Vickers: 20 of 62
WR Miles Austin: 18 of 62
TE James Hanna: 16 of 62
WR Cole Beasley: 10 of 62
RB Felix Jones: 8 of 62
TE John Phillips: 7 of 62

Miles Austin was a non-factor against Washington again because of injury. In the first game against Washington, a hip injury limited Austin to 10 plays and he did not catch a pass. This time, a high ankle sprain limited him to just 18 plays. On the Cowboys’ second possession, Romo underthrew a deep ball to Austin, who reacted late and failed to stop Washington from intercepting the pass. ... The Cowboys will need a fullback because Lawrence Vickers struggled way too much at point of attack against Washington, and he has been inconsistent all season. ... Dwayne Harris continued to get consistent playing time when the Cowboys use formations with three receivers and he delivered the game's longest reception, a 25-yarder. ... Doug Free and Jermey Parnell continued to rotate at right tackle.
Jean-Jacques Taylor joined in August 2011. A native of Dallas, Taylor spent the past 20 years writing for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high schools sports, the Texas Rangers and spent 11 seasons covering the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a general columnist in 2006.



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