Cowboys' defensive snaps vs. Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Here's a look at the snap counts for each of the Cowboys' defensive players in Sunday’s 26-21 loss to Green Bay:

Brandon Carr 71

Orlando Scandrick 71

J.J. Wilcox 71

Bruce Carter 66

Sterling Moore 63

Nick Hayden 52

Barry Church 48

Tyrone Crawford 48

Jeremy Mincey 48

Anthony Hitchens 46

George Selvie 38

Anthony Spencer 33

DeMarcus Lawrence 23

Jeff Heath 23

Tyler Patmon 21

Josh Brent 19

Rolando McClain 9

Kyle Wilber 8

  • Linebacker McClain, one of the few playmakers on this defense, dropped Eddie Lacy for a 1-yard loss on the game’s first play. He suffered a concussion during the second series and did not return. He played only nine snaps, ending a four-game stretch in which McClain was inactive once and did not play more than 29 snaps.

  • Safety Church suffered a quad strain in the first quarter and was in and out of the game the rest of the day. He played only 48 snaps, which meant Jeff Heath was in the game for 23 snaps. Heath made a key pass deflection on Green Bay’s two-point attempt in the fourth quarter.

  • Defensive tackle Hayden tied his season-high from Week 3 with 52 snaps. He finished with just one tackle.

  • It’s somewhat surprising on a day the Cowboys needed a pass rush in the worst way that rookie Lawrence played only 23 snaps. He did get a sack, but the Cowboys could’ve used more pressure on Aaron Rodgers, who threw 35 passes.

  • With McClain out and rookie Hitchens limited by a high-ankle sprain, Bruce Carter played 66 snaps, his second-highest total of the season. Carter finished with a team-high nine tackles. Hitchens played 46 snaps and recorded six tackles. The ankle kept Hitchens from practicing the last two weeks.