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Snap Counts From The Seahawks' Week 16 Game Against The Dallas Cowboys

Curious who plays in each game and how much they play, as well as what the distribution of playing time might mean? Check out the snap counts from Seattle's win over Dallas.

Curious who plays in each game and how much they play, as well as what the distribution of playing time might mean? Throughout the season, we'll post the snap counts for the Seahawks the day after each game and take a look at what stood out.

Here's a few notes from the Seahawks' 21-12 Week 16 road win over the Dallas Cowboys:


  • Quarterback Russell Wilson and all five of the Seahawks' starting linemen played 100 percent of the team's offensive snaps, seeing the field for 57 plays; the same total number of offensive snaps Seattle had in its Week 15 game against the Rams.
  • Paul Richardson led all Seahawks receivers in play time at 82 percent, recording one more snap than fellow starting wideout Doug Baldwin, who was active for 81 percent of Seattle's offensive plays. Tyler Lockett was next at 61 percent, followed by Amara Darboh at 12 percent, and Tanner McEvoy at 11 percent.
  • Running back Mike Davis started his fourth straight game and saw the most play-time at the position for Seattle at 75 percent. He was followed by Thomas Rawls at 18 percent and J.D. McKissic at 4 percent. 
  • Tight end Jimmy Graham led the way at tight end for the Seahawks playing 70 percent of the snaps and recording his 10th touchdown of the season while also setting a franchise record for all-time receptions by a Seattle tight end (167). Luke Willson was in for 47 percent of plays, a number that included some snaps at fullback, while Nick Vannett played 35 percent of the Seahawks' snaps. 


  • Linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, as well as defensive backs Shaquill Griffin and Bradley McDougald were on the field for all 76 of Seattle's defensive plays. 
  • Free safety Earl Thomas, who's typically an every-down player, cramped up and went to the sideline briefly for an IV, finishing the game with 93 percent of snaps played. 
  • Nickel cornerback Justin Coleman, whose pick-six provided the Seahawks with a major momentum shift, was on the field for 63 percent of Seattle's plays. Fellow cornerback Byron Maxwell, who started alongside Griffin on the outside, also saw significant playing time at 97 percent.
  • Leading the defensive line rotation was Michael Bennett at 92 percent, followed by Frank Clark at 63 percent, Branden Jackson at 61 percent, Jarran Reed at 58 percent, Sheldon Richardson at 54 percent, Dion Jordan at 45 percent, Garrison Smith at 16 percent, and Marcus Smith at 12 percent. Bennett, Clark, Griffin, and Jordan each recorded sacks on Cowboys signal caller Dak Prescott and as a whole the Seahawks delivered eight quarterback hits. 

Special Teams

  • Safety Delano Hill logged the most special teams snaps at 86 percent, followed by cornerback Neiko Thorpe at 83 percent, and linebacker Terence Garvin at 72 percent. DeShawn Shead, meanwhile, was on the field for 48 percent of Seattle's special teams snaps in a matchup that marked the cornerback's first game action since he suffered a knee injury in the 2016 postseason.
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