Former Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden attended practice last week and admired quarterback Daxx Garman’s arm strength.
Weeden also offered his take on J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph, the perceived main characters in OSU’s quarterback competition.
“J.W., I was around him for a few years so I kind of know what he brings. He’s just a football player,” Weeden said. “He throws a good ball. You can tell he’s in complete control of the offense – again, just being a leader.
“Mason looks good. From the reps I saw in team, he sits back there and he’s a big kid. You can tell he’s still learning, but I think he’s a guy that has a pretty high ceiling.”
GILBERT COMES BACK, TOO
It was old-home week at Cowboys practices.
Weeden strolled into town, getting in a round of golf at Karsten Creek. Justin Gilbert, preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, checked in, too.
With the cornerback’s stock at an all-time high, projected as a first-round draft pick, he confirmed that returning for a senior season with the Cowboys was a wise move.
"Oh yeah, I knew I made the right decision coming back, because I didn't have the year that I wanted to have my junior year,” he said. “To come back and be around these guys that I came in with – I knew the heart that they have to go out every day and play on Saturday for each other. That's just something that I wanted to continue to be around. Coming back for another year, it couldn't hurt me, it could only do me right."
True freshman running back Devon Thomas, an early enrollee, on the hardest part about college football so far:
“Probably the running. Running is different. We didn't do this much conditioning in high school.”