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Eagles Snap Counts: Kiko Alonso plays limited role in first game back from injury

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Here's a look at how often each player saw the field in the Eagles' Week 9 victory over the Cowboys.

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Here are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles' victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Jason Peters, DeMeco Ryans, Brandon Bair, Nelson Agholor, Brad Jones, Denzel Rice, Thad Lewis.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Mark Sanchez.

OFFENSE

Player Position Offense % Special Teams %
Dennis Kelly T 73 100% 5 15%
Matt Tobin G 73 100% 5 15%
Allen Barbre G 73 100% 5 15%
Jason Kelce C 73 100% 0%
Lane Johnson T 73 100% 0%
Sam Bradford QB 73 100% 0%
Miles Austin WR 64 88% 0%
Jordan Matthews WR 60 82% 0%
Zach Ertz TE 59 81% 7 21%
Josh Huff WR 50 68% 8 24%
DeMarco Murray RB 41 56% 0%
Brent Celek TE 38 52% 13 39%
Darren Sproles RB 22 30% 4 12%
Ryan Mathews RB 22 30% 0%
Riley Cooper WR 9 12% 12 36%

NOTES:

The offensive line managed to stay intact through the entire game. Lane Johnson, who started at left tackle, went down with an injury at one point but the Eagles called a timeout so he was allowed to stay in.

Miles Austin played the most offensive snaps of any skill player. He finished with one catch for 27 yards. Austin's increase in playing time was likely due to the fact Riley Cooper left the game early with some kind of injury. Cooper returned to the game but didn't play much. Austin also benefited from Agholor being out.

It appears the Eagles used a lot of two tight end sets considering the healthy amount of playing time for Zach Ertz and Brent Celek.

Ryan Mathews could still afford to see some more touches.

DEFENSE

Player Position Defense % Special Teams %
Malcolm Jenkins FS 78 100.00% 6 18.00%
Nolan Carroll CB 77 99.00% 11 33.00%
Walter Thurmond S 77 99.00% 4 12.00%
Byron Maxwell CB 77 99.00% 0.00%
Connor Barwin LB 73 94.00% 0.00%
Fletcher Cox DE 65 83.00% 0.00%
Brandon Graham LB 61 78.00% 5 15.00%
Jordan Hicks LB 56 72.00% 15 45.00%
Mychal Kendricks LB 56 72.00% 2 6.00%
Chris Maragos FS 43 55.00% 28 85.00%
Bennie Logan NT 40 51.00% 5 15.00%
Cedric Thornton DE 38 49.00% 5 15.00%
Vinny Curry DE 31 40.00% 4 12.00%
Kiko Alonso LB 29 37.00% 0.00%
E.J. Biggers CB 27 35.00% 19 58.00%
Taylor Hart DE 21 27.00% 5 15.00%
Beau Allen NT 9 12.00% 10 30.00%

NOTES:

Jordan Hicks and Mychal Kendricks took the bulk of the snaps at inside linebacker. Kiko Alonso only played a limited role in his first game back from injury.

The Eagles seemed to make an effort to put E.J. Biggers on Cole Beasley after Malcolm Jenkins was struggling to cover the shifty Cowboys receiver. Biggers had a big pass breakup on third down late in the game to force Dallas to settle for a field goal.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Player Position Special Teams %
Trey Burton TE 28 85%
Bryan Braman LB 28 85%
Seyi Ajirotutu WR 23 70%
Jerome Couplin SS 20 61%
Najee Goode LB 19 58%
Marcus Smith LB 17 52%
Jon Dorenbos LS 11 33%
Donnie Jones P 11 33%
Caleb Sturgis K 11 33%
Eric Rowe CB 10 30%
Josh Andrews G 6 18%
Kenjon Barner RB 1 3%

NOTES:

It was mildly interesting to see the Eagles keep 2014 first round pick Marcus Smith active over veteran Brad Jones. Smith didn't register a snap on defense, but at least he's contributing on special teams now.