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Eagles vs. Cowboys snap count analysis: Golden Tate sees limited playing time in his Philadelphia debut

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Playing time tracker.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 27-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season.

OFFENSE

The offensive line played the entire game for the first time since Week 4 (Brandon Brooks only missed one snap in Week 4, close enough). Jason Peters usually has to come out but he didn’t on Sunday night.

Alshon Jeffery only had four receptions for 48 yards despite the fact he played nearly the entire game and saw eight targets. He dropped some passes.

Jordan Matthews still saw a significant workload even with the Eagles trading for Golden Tate. Tate only played 18% of Philly’s snaps and only saw three targets. The Eagles gave up a third-round pick for this guy who is only guaranteed to play seven more games in Philly.

Wendell Smallwood edged out Josh Adams and Corey Clement in playing time. Adams saw the most carries of all three backs with seven. Smallwood only took two carries but he did have three receptions.

Zero targets for Dallas Goedert. You know, it’s not like the Eagles’ struggling offense could use the dynamic player Philadelphia traded up to acquire in the second round this year.

DEFENSE

Avonte Maddox saw some playing time in the slot with Corey Graham returning on the back end on Tre Sullivan also sees snaps at safety.

The Eagles primarily went with a three-man defensive end rotation. It’s clear they don’t trust rookie defensive end Josh Sweat to play much.

Newly claimed defensive tackle T.Y. McGill saw the third most DT snaps. Eagles just had to cut DeAndre Carter to rush to sign this guy.

SPECIAL TEAMS

It was thought that newly acquired Cre’Von LeBlanc could be the nickel cornerback. He only played on special teams, however.

DID NOT PLAY

Inactives: Lane Johnson, Darren Sproles, Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones, Nate Sudfeld, Deiondre’ Hall, Matt Pryor

Active: Nick Foles, Jordan Mailata

Mailata has yet to play an NFL snap this season despite being active for two games now.