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Eagles vs. Cowboys snap count analysis: Ronald Darby plays great in first game back

Playing time tracker.

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Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles' 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.


Carson Wentz and the entire Eagles offensive line played the full game.

Zach Ertz played a lot of snaps in his first game back from injury but only had two receptions for eight yards. He would’ve had a successful two-point conversion if he didn’t fumble it before crossing the goal line.

LeGarrette Blount played the most snaps of any Eagles running back. He also led the team in carries with 13. Blount’s 57 rushing yards ranked behind Jay Ajayi, who had 91 on seven carries, and ahead of Corey Clement, who had 50 yards on six carries.

Marcus Johnson actually played more snaps than Mack Hollins. The former didn’t see any targets, however, while Hollins had one reception for seven yards.

Kenjon Barner made the most of his two offensive snaps played. He made a great leaping catch along the sideline before scoring a rushing touchdown on the next play of the Eagles’ first drive.

Isaac Seumalo only played one offensive snap. The Eagles didn’t use an extra blocking offensive lineman as often as they usually do (12% of the snaps or so).


The Eagles didn’t take it easy on Ronald Darby in his first game back. The cornerback played very well in his re-debut. Darby had eight solo tackles, two passes defensed, and one interception. His presence makes Philadelphia’s secondary even better.

Jalen Mills played 100% of the Eagles’ snaps as well, so this shows the Eagles aren’t rotating their corners. Jim Schwartz heavy utilized the Eagles’ nickel defense so Patrick Robinson got a lot of playing time still.

Quiet game for Vinny Curry. He didn’t show up on the stat sheet at all despite playing the second most defensive end snaps. Derek Barnett was much more productive in less playing time. The rookie pass rusher was fantastic. He finished the game with three solo tackles, three quarterback hits, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and one forced fumble. Barnett also pressured Dak Prescott into throwing one of his three picks. And he’s only 21 years old! Going to be a terror for a long time.

Joe Walker continues to take the middle linebacker snaps in Philly’s base defense, which they didn’t use a ton last night. Walker could lose some playing time to Dannell Ellerbe once the veteran is caught up on the playbook and conditioning.

Destiny Vaeao outsnapped Beau Allen because the later suffered a knee injury during the game.

Rodney McLeod missed a few snaps after getting banged up at one point. Corey Graham filled in during that time.


Kamu Grugier-Hill played the most special teams snaps of any Eagles player. He filled in after kicker Jake Elliott suffered a concussion early in the game. One of Grugier-Hill’s four kickoffs even went for a touchback! Pretty crazy.

With Darby back, Rasul Douglas was relegated to special teams duty only. He didn’t get any defensive snaps.


The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Dannell Ellerbe, Will Beatty, Wendell Smallwood, Shelton Gibson, Elijah Qualls, Steven Means, Nate Sudfeld.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Nick Foles, Chance Warmack.

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