Dallas Cowboys' offensive snaps

IRVING, Texas -- Coach Jason Garrett talked about getting running backs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar more involved to ease DeMarco Murray’s workload.

Well, they combined for 22 plays, their most since Week 2, when they had 24 plays. Randle had four carries for 52 yards, including a 38-yard run in the second quarter that was among the game’s biggest plays. Dunbar carried once for a 4-yard loss, but caught four passes for 48 yards, including a 21-yard completion. He also converted a third-and-8 and a third-and-14.

Gavin Escobar played a season-high 24 plays and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass. He was also on the field on the Cowboys’ pivotal drive and turned in what had to be one of his best blocking performances of his career.

On Murray’s 25-yard run, he delivered a clearing block on linebacker K.J. Wright. On the next play, he pancaked Wright on Murray’s six-yard run. Then he made a nice block on Michael Bennett as Murray sprinted past him for a 15-yard touchdown run.

That’s the kind of performance that will move him past James Hanna and get him on the field considerably more.

When Doug Free sprained the middle of his right foot, Jermey Parnell replaced him. The Cowboys ran right behind him and he delivered a pancake block on a the 6-yard run preceding Murray’s fourth-quarter touchdown run.

Zack Martin 75

Travis Frederick 75

Ron Leary 75

Tyron Smith 75

Tony Romo 75

Jason Witten 75

Doug Free 70

Dez Bryant 66

DeMarco Murray 53

Terrance Williams 51

Cole Beasley 30

Gavin Escobar 24

James Hanna 15

Tyler Clutts 14

Lance Dunbar 13

Dwayne Harris 12

Devin Street 12

Joseph Randle 9

Jermey Parnell 5