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Lions-Cowboys snap counts: A'Shawn Robinson seeing starter portion of snaps

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A'Shawn Robinson is essentially a starting defensive tackle for the Lions now.

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Here is a look at the official snap counts for the contest between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 71 100%





RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Zach Zenner 54 76% 4 13%
Dwayne Washington 16 23% 3 10%





FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 2 3% 11 37%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Golden Tate 63 89%

Marvin Jones 56 79%

Anquan Boldin 50 70%

TJ Jones 24 34% 9 30%
Andre Roberts 8 11% 10 33%
TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Eric Ebron 61 86%

Matthew Mulligan 21 30% 11 37%
Clay Harbor

15 50%





OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Taylor Decker 71 100% 4 13%
Riley Reiff 71 100% 4 13%
Corey Robinson

4 13%





OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Larry Warford 71 100% 4 13%
Graham Glasgow 71 100% 4 13%
Laken Tomlinson 60 85% 4 13%
Joe Dahl 11 15% 11 37%

Observations

  • 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.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 36 63% 1 3%
Devin Taylor 35 61% 6 20%
Kerry Hyder 28 49% 1 3%
Brandon Copeland 11 19% 24 80%
Anthony Zettel 10 18% 2 7%




DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
A'Shawn Robinson 39 68% 6 20%
Haloti Ngata 37 65% 8 27%
Tyrunn Walker 22 39% 5 17%
Stefan Charles 21 37% 2 7%




LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tahir Whitehead 52 91% 7 23%
Josh Bynes 41 72% 9 30%
DeAndre Levy 33 58%

Antwione Williams 11 19% 19 63%
Thurston Armbrister

18 60%
CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Nevin Lawson 56 98% 7 23%
Johnson Bademosi 46 81% 5 17%
Asa Jackson 25 44% 14 47%
Alex Carter

4 13%





SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 57 100% 7 23%
Tavon Wilson 43 75% 5 17%
Rafael Bush 12 21% 8 27%
Miles Killebrew 6 11% 24 80%
Don Carey 6 11% 25 83%

Observations

  • 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.