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Carolina Panthers Snap Counts in Week 12 Against the Dallas Cowboys

The Carolina Panthers welcomed back a few key players from injury in their Thanksgiving game with the Dallas Cowboys. How did this affect the team's rotation? Find out below!

OFFENSE

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 69 100%
Mike Remmers OT 69 100%
Cam Newton QB 69 100%
Andrew Norwell G 69 100%
Ryan Kalil C 69 100%
Trai Turner OG 69 100%
Greg Olsen TE 66 96%
Devin Funchess WR 57 83%
Ted Ginn WR 51 74%
Jonathan Stewart RB 48 70%
Jerricho Cotchery WR 37 54%
Ed Dickson TE 30 43%
Mike Tolbert FB 29 42%
Brenton Bersin WR 11 16%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 6 9%
Daryl Williams OT 6 9%
Scott Simonsen TE 4 6%

Notes

  • For the first time since Week 8, the Carolina Panthers had their original starting offensive line after injuries to Ryan Kalil and then Andrew Norwell. After giving up seven sacks the past two weeks, the Panthers' offensive line rebounded to only giving up one against the Cowboys. As long as this group stays healthy, Cam Newton should have plenty of time in the pocket.
  • Earlier in the year, the Panthers were running a majority of their offense out of two tight end sets with Greg Olsen and Ed Dickson. However, against the Cowboys, the team ran more three wide receiver sets with Devin FunchessTed Ginn Jr. and Jerricho Cotchery. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues over the last part of the regular season and into the playoffs.

DEFENSE

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Bene Benwikere CB 58 100%
Kurt Coleman FS 58 100%
Josh Norman CB 58 100%
Thomas Davis LB 51 88%
Luke Kuechly LB 51 88%
Roman Harper SS 49 84%
Kawann Short DT 46 79%
Colin Jones FS 44 76%
Kony Ealy DE 33 57%
Jared Allen DE 33 57%
Mario Addison DE 28 48%
Dwan Edwards DT 27 47%
Charles Johnson DE 24 41%
Star Lotulelei DT 23 40%
Kyle Love DT 18 31%
Shaq Thompson LB 15 26%
A.J. Klein LB 13 22%
Tre Boston FS 9 16%

Notes

  • The Panthers had only three players, all in the secondary, play every defensive snap. This was due in large part to the coaching staff starting to pull some of their starters late in the fourth quarter, Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly missed the final seven defensive snaps, with the game out of reach.
  • The defense welcomed back their leader on the defensive line against the Cowboys, Charles Johnson, who missed the past eight weeks due to a hamstring injury. It was going to be interesting to see how the team rotated Johnson in along with Kony Ealy and Jared Allen. Ron Rivera said prior to the game that they only wanted Johnson to play about 30 snaps (he played 24 against the Cowboys) and had Allen and Ealy each play 33. The surprising part was that Mario Addison saw just as much playing time as the other three with 28. As Johnson gets back into game shape, he should see his playing time increase.

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