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49ers snap count vs. Cowboys: Shayne Skov, Dillon Farrell lead the way

The San Francisco 49ers snap count is out for their preseason Week 2 win over the Dallas Cowboys. We break down what some of the totals might mean halfway through the preseason.

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The San Francisco 49ers are officially half-way through their 2015 preseason schedule, following Sunday's 23-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys. We are starting to get a better handle on playing time, and who is working their onto or off the roster bubble. The team makes their first roster cuts a week from Tuesday, and then has their final roster cuts later that weekend. Crunch time is arriving.

Part of the analysis comes with the snap count. The 49ers-Cowboys game book has arrived, and with it is the team's snap count. You can view it at the bottom of that PDF, but of course I also have it laid out down below.

Last week, we took a look at the Week 1 snap count, and discussed what special teams might tell us about the roster competition. I mentioned five players (WR Chuck Jacobs, TE Xavier Grimble, WR Issac Blakeney, WR Nigel King and WR Mario Hull) that all got single digit offensive snaps and little to no special teams. In Week 2, all but King got double digit offensive snaps. That does not guarantee anything moving forward, but it is worth noting. Several of those players are likely on the short list for potential cuts during the first round next Tuesday.

Injuries limited Tank Carradine to two snaps and Vance McDonald to three snaps. Neither injury is viewed as significant at this point, but we'll see what Jim Tomsula says when he holds a 1 p.m. PT conference call to review the game.

Shayne Skov once again led the team in snaps. NaVorro Bowman returned and Desmond Bishop was sufficiently recovered from a leg strain last week to get in snaps as well. Moody had another busy day, but Jaquiski Tartt's involvement in a nickel linebacker type of role meant even more snaps once again for him. It seems like he could find himself in that role once the regular season gets here. It makes a lot of sense with his downhill ability.

Dillon Farrell led the way on the offensive side of the ball. He can play all five positions on the offensive line, but his focus is backup center and interior line. While Daniel Kilgore remains sidelined, Farrell has a strong opportunity to remain on the roster for a second straight season. His versatility is key following a year in which the interior line dealt with numerous injuries.

Last week, Busta Anderson only got one offensive snap. This week he had 13 offensive snaps and 1 special teams snap. I don't know if the extra work was due to Vance McDonald's injury, but I still wonder if the team is looking to hide him and get him to the practice squad. Of course, more plays like that 29-yard reception might change that!

Player Offense Defense ST
Dillon Farrell 48 6
Dylan Thompson 26
Ian Silberman 25 4
Patrick Miller 25 3
Andrew Tiller 25 1
Trenton Brown 24 4
Justin Renfrow 24 3
Sean Hooey 23 4
Brandon Thomas 23 1
Jordan Devey 23
Blaine Gabbert 22
Quinton Patton 21 9
Blake Bell 21 4
Xavier Grimble 21 3
Garrett Celek 19 17
DeAndrew White 18 9
Mike Davis 18 6
Issac Blakeney 17
Chuck Jacobs 17
Kendall Gaskins 16 11
Marcus Martin 16 1
Joe Looney 16 1
Alex Boone 16 1
Erik Pears 16 1
Joe Staley 16
Anquan Boldin 16
Vernon Davis 16
Colin Kaepernick 16
Torrey Smith 16
Jarryd Hayne 15 5
Carlos Hyde 15
DiAndre Campbell 14
Busta Anderson 13 1
Mario Hull 12 2
Jerome Simpson 11
Trey Millard 10 19
Bruce Miller 7 10
Nigel King 4 1
Vance McDonald 3 3
Shayne Skov 51 7
L.J. McCray 47 10
Arik Armstead 44 1
Dontae Johnson 39 12
Jaquiski Tartt 38 9
Nick Moody 35 5
Marcus Cromartie 31 12
Eli Harold 30 11
Keith Reaser 29 8
Marcus Rush 29
Steve Beauharnais 28
Corey Lemonier 27 13
Kenneth Acker 27 10
Mike Purcell 27 2
Kaleb Ramsey 27 1
Jermaine Whitehead 27
Shareece Wright 26 5
Garrison Smith 24
Nick Bellore 22 12
Lawrence Okoye 22 3
Shawn Lemon 19
Craig Dahl 18 11
Desmond Bishop 17 11
Leon McFadden 16 1
Tony Jerod-Eddie 14
Tramaine Brock 10 5
Antoine Bethea 10
Eric Reid 10
Quinton Dial 9 2
Ahmad Brooks 9
Aaron Lynch 6
Darnell Dockett 4
Ian Williams 4
NaVorro Bowman 3
Tank Carradine 2
Bradley Pinion 16
Kyle Nelson 12
Phil Dawson 4
Corey Acosta 3
Mylan Hicks 2