Walsh's biggest detriment is his arm strength, which was clearly exposed during his time as the starter, when he had difficulty zipping balls to outside receivers and downfield.
With practices and scrimmages closed during the spring and fall, it's difficult to gauge exactly how much he's improved in that area until the season begins. But Walsh said back in the spring, before quarterbacks were put off limits to the media until after the first game, that his arm has been a focus of his offseason.
“I think it's just being comfortable with the offense,” Walsh said, “and making sure that I know where to go with the ball and (to) be on time with it and not just catch the ball (off the snap) and just take off running.
“I want to make sure the coaches know that they can trust me back there in the pocket and that I can deliver nice, timely balls.”
So Walsh is going to play in some capacity. How much? We'll see.
“He's a big part of our team,” Cowboy coach Mike Gundy said.