Here’s a look at who played how much in Week 8 against the Cowboys (snap counts via the NFL). Scroll to the bottom of the page for season to date snap counts for each player.
Offense 67 snaps
QB/O-line: Chris Chester, Shawn Lauvao, Kory Lichtensteiger, Trent Williams, Tom Compton, Colt McCoy all played 63
Compton went the distance in his first NFL start.
Wide receivers: DeSean Jackson 61, Pierre Garçon 60, Andre Roberts 50, Ryan Grant 2, Santana Moss 2
Snaps for Garçon, Jackson, and Roberts were up as the Redskins tried to spread the field with formations more than normally.
Tight ends: Niles Paul 38, Jordan Reed 26, Logan Paulsen 14
That’s a very light workload for Reed, who had 44 last week. More WR snaps cut back on his.
Running backs: Alfred Morris 35, Roy Helu Jr. 30, Darrel Young 15, Silas Redd 2
Redd saw his first work on offense since garbage time in Week 2 against Jacksonville.
Defense 65 snaps
Defensive line: Jason Hatcher 44, Jarvis Jenkins 26; Chris Baker 28, Frank Kearse 25, Kedric Golston 19, Stephen Bowen 19
The surprising Kearse continues to get as many snaps as any of the backups.
Linebacker: Keenan Robinson 65, Perry Riley 61, Ryan Kerrigan 61, Trent Murphy 61, Everette Brown 7, Will Compton 4, Adam Hayward 1
Riley was back after missing two games due to injury so Compton reverted to his usual role after two starts.
Defensive backs: Brandon Meriweather 64, David Amerson 65, Ryan Clark 65, Bashaud Breeland 65, E. J. Biggers 31, Trenton Robinson 1
Tracy Porter was active for the first time since Week 4 but he did not play.
Snap counts season to date
Offense 398 snaps total
Defense 400 snaps total