Here is a look at the official snap counts for the contest between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys.
|QUARTERBACK||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|RUNNING BACK||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|FULLBACK||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|WIDE RECEIVER||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|TIGHT END||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLE||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
- Zach Zenner unexpectedly took over starting duties this week, and excelled. However, he probably didn't get as big of a role as he should have, as Dwayne Washington irrationally took over the leading back role in the second half.
- Joe Dahl finally saw some time at left guard as a replacement for Laken Tomlinson. The team never announced an injury to Tomlinson, so it appears this was a benching. However, Dahl's time with the offense didn't last long, as he was sent back to the bench after just 11 snaps.
- Something to keep an eye on: Matthew Mulligan continues to see his role increase with the offense. He's now in on 30 percent of offensive snaps and even picked up his first catch of the season against the Cowboys. At this point, he seems to have assumed Brandon Pettigrew's former role with the team.
|DEFENSIVE END||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|DEFENSIVE TACKLE||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|LINEBACKER||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|CORNERBACK||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|SAFETY||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
- A'Shawn Robinson, for all intents and purposes, is your second starting defensive tackle. Robinson led all defensive linemen with 68 percent of defensive snaps, a good 26 percent increase from last week.
- Though he saw the field less than half of the time, the Lions continued to roll with Asa Jackson as their nickel cornerback. Alex Carter, who was promoted from the practice squad, only saw time at special teams.
- The Lions went fairly light on safeties against the Cowboys, which is to be expected against a team with such a good running game. Still, it seems like the three-safety look is mostly dead at this point.
- DeAndre Levy continues to see his role grow. He went from 47 percent last week to 58 this week.