Defensive Snaps: Carter hasn't missed a play

IRVING - A look at the snaps played by Cowboys’ defenders in the team’s 23-20 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns, while analyzing what it means:

S Gerald Sensabaugh: 70 of 70

ILB Bruce Carter: 70 of 70

CB Brandon Carr: 69 of 70

OLB Anthony Spencer: 69 of 70

CB Morris Claiborne: 68 of 70

OLB DeMarcus Ware: 62 of 70

DE Jason Hatcher: 51 of 70

NT Jay Ratliff: 49 of 70

S Danny McCray: 41 of 70

CB Orlando Scandrick: 29 of 70

DE Marcus Spears: 26 of 70

S Charlie Peprah: 25 of 70

ILB Ernie Sims: 23 of 70

NT Josh Brent-Price: 19 of 70

DE Tyrone Crawford: 17 of 70

S Eric Frampton: 17 of 70

ILB Alex Albright: 11 of 70

OLB Victor Butler: 9 of 70

DE Ben Bass 9 of 70

CB Vince Agnew: 2 of 70

Taylor's Takes: Bruce Carter has not missed any of the 337 defensive snaps from scrimmage since Sean Lee was lost for the season with a toe injury, one indication of just how important he’s become to the defense. ... Coordinator Rob Ryan used former No.1 pick Marcus Spears and rookie free agent Ben Bass to replace run-stopping defensive end Kenyon Coleman, who’s out for the season with a torn triceps. Spears and Bass combined for 25 plays, which is just about what Coleman averaged this season as a first- and second-down player. ... Inside linebacker Dan Connor returned after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury and split playing time with Ernie Sims. Alex Albright has gotten playing time in three straight games for the first time this season.