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NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 37 to 10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season.

OFFENSE

The Eagles shouldn’t be losing by 27 points in a game where Carson Wentz and the starting offensive line play the entire game. Andre Dillard making his first NFL start in relief of Jason Peters, yeah, but still.

Nelson Agholor has played 230 offensive snaps over the past four games. His production during that span: seven receptions for 86 yards, zero touchdowns, and one fumble. $9.4 million well spent!

Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz each finished the game with two receptions for 38 yards on five targets.

Dallas Goedert caught all four of his targets for 69 yards and one touchdown. Of course, he fumbled his first reception on the opening drive. Kind of a problem.

Miles Sanders ended up outplaying Jordan Howard for the first time in a few weeks. Sanders continues to be an inefficient runner; he has 18 carries for 42 yards in the last three games. That’s a mere 2.3 yards per attempt. He’s regularly leaving yards on the field thanks to poor vision. Sanders’ two targets in the passing game only went for six yards. Howard continues to be an efficient runner; he’s averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season.

Mack Hollins has one reception for 13 yards in his last 139 offensive snaps played. Just giving this team nothing.

JJ Arcega-Whiteside has two receptions for 14 yards in 158 offensive snaps played this season.

For the second week in a row, Boston Scott closed out the game in garbage time. His seven carries went for 32 yards.

DEFENSE

Malcolm Jenkins still hasn’t missed a single defensive snap this season.

Nathan Gerry got the start at middle linebacker with Nigel Bradham out. Gerry accurately described some of the defensive issues:

Doug Pederson suggested Jalen Mills would be on a pitch count in his first game since October 2018 but that wasn’t really the case. The Green Goblin nearly played the entire game.

Rasul Douglas was the other starting cornerback opposite of Mills.

Derek Barnett played the most snaps of any defensive lineman. He finished the game with two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit. One of the few players who showed up to some extent.

Fletcher Cox finally notched his first sack of the season ... in Week 7.

Akeem Spence, who wasn’t even on the Week 1 roster, was forced into playing the second most defensive tackle snaps in part due to Hassan Ridgeway getting hurt.

Undrafted rookie free agent T.J. Edwards was the third linebacker behind the main duo of Gerry and Kamu Gruger-Hill.

Duke Riley saw his first defensive snaps of the season.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Alex Singleton logged a special teams tackle in his NFL debut.

DID NOT PLAY

INACTIVE: DeSean Jackson, Jason Peters, Nigel Bradham, Avonte Maddox, Timmy Jernigan, Darren Sproles, Nate Herbig.

ACTIVE: Sidney Jones, Ronald Darby, Shareef Miller, Josh McCown, Nate Sudfeld

Jones has clearly been benched. Couldn’t even get a single snap. Great use of a 2017 second-round draft pick by Howie Roseman!

Prior to the game, Dave Spadaro told SportsRadio 94WIP that Darby was active in an emergency situation only. This was clearly the case.

Miller was active for the first time in his career but the rookie defensive end didn’t log a single snap.