"I’m seeing both of them competing really hard against each other and wanting the job,” he said. "In some ways, it’s taking longer for (Weeden) to knock the dust off. When he left football, they weren’t zone blitzing and it was just high school. Now, it’s Big 12 action.”
Both quarterbacks spent a significant amount of time running from pressure from the defensive front. But Gundy warned fans not to read too much into the Cowboys’ strong pass rush Saturday night, which included seven sacks and constant pressure.
"In a spring game, the offense has a disadvantage,” the coach said. "When you play offensive linemen that haven’t played a lot, there’s gonna be some sacks.
"But our defensive line is better. We’ll be faster on the edge, and where we’ve been deficient the last two years is our two inside linemen. I think we’ll be better there.”
Weeden looked like the better of the two backups Saturday, showing off his strong arm as well as some unexpected mobility from the 6-foot-5, 230-pound sophomore. He hopes to build on his strong spring heading into the summer and fall camp.
"Overall, I thought I had a great spring,” Weeden said. "By the end, I felt like I knew the offense a lot better.
"I would’ve liked to play better (Saturday), but the sun will come up tomorrow and we’ll get it on in the summer.”