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Tyrann Mathieu, Tony Jefferson get lots of playing time vs. Cowboys

A look at the defensive snap counts from Saturday's game

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals had 55 defensive plays on Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys. They were on the field for 11 plays less than in Green Bay, who had 66 offensive plays against the Cardinalas. It was undrafted rookie Tony Jefferson and the player with all the buzz -- Tyrann Mathieu, that saw a lot of time on the field.

Here is how those 55 snaps were divided defensively.

Defensive linemen: David Carter 27, Ronald Talley 27, Calais Campbell 21, Darnell Dockett 21, Padric Scott 18, Cordian Hagans 15, Jonathan Mathis 4

Linebackers: Daryl Washington 30, Alex Okafor 29, Kevin Minter 25, Kenny Rowe 22, Reggie Walker 20, Jasper Brinkley 19, Zack Nash 17, Sam Acho 14, Lorenzo Alexander 11, Matt Shaugnessy 11, John Abraham 11, Kenny Demens 9, Colin Parker 6

Defensive backs: Curtis Taylor 39, Tony Jefferson 37, Tyrann Mathieu 34, Jamell Fleming 27, Justin Bethel 25, Yeremiah Bell 19, Jerraud Powers 19, Patrick Peterson 19, Antoine Cason 12, Bryan McCann 10, Javon Harris 9, Ronnie Yell 9

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