The Cowboys held their first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday night, with the offense outperforming the defense throughout most of the 115 plays.
Gundy said the defense gave up too many big plays until forcing a couple turnovers during two-minute drills. He called the offense “very effective,” particularly the play of running backs Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith and true freshman quarterback Wes Lunt.
“We expected him to play well,” Gundy said of Lunt. “He will still go through some growing pains, but I was pleased with him in how he handled our offense.
“A couple times our running backs got lined up wrong, and he adjusted them and got them set, which is not easy to do when you play as fast as we do. His demeanor, his temperament, was good. I thought he released the ball well, in throwing lanes he got it up high.”
EIGHT FRESHMEN COULD PLAY THIS SEASON
With 10 practices in the books, several Cowboy newcomers have gotten a chance to show they are worthy of immediate playing time in 2012.
Gundy said coaches have tabbed up to eight true freshmen that could play in the Cowboys' first game, including Lunt, receivers C.J. Curry and Blake Webb and cornerbacks Kevin Peterson and Ashton Lampkin.
“We will confirm that, for the most part, one week from today, unless something happens crazy injury-wise,” Gundy said.