“They're working hard. I haven't had any bad reports about missing class, trouble, those types of things. That's just as important — what you don't hear is sometimes the best.”
What most caught your eye about those two guys while recruiting them?
“(Corion has) just got an innate ability. He's a quiet, quiet kid, but on the football field, he's a beast. He's a smart kid when it comes to football. He's one cut and go. I watched every single game he played his senior year, every snap he took when he carried the ball, and every game I got more excited about the fact that he was going to be a Cowboy.
“When we were able to offer Rennie a scholarship (after Randle declared for the NFL Draft), it was a huge day for me. It was the best, because he's a kid that I kept in touch with that whole year. Basically, (it was a) ‘Hey, we love you. I just don't have a ring for you' type of deal. He blew up (late in the recruiting process). Texas, Oregon, all these big schools came in on him late. And I think the fact that we had kind of stayed in the boat with him, even though we didn't have a scholarship, (helped us). I went down in the fall when we had a bye week and watched him play. You watch a screen play on one of his highlight tapes, I think he breaks eight tackles, makes four or five guys miss and he's gone up the sideline. So he's got speed, strength, size. They're both kind of what I look for in this offense, so we'll see how soon they want to contribute.”
And when could that be, realistically? Many expect them to challenge for the No. 3 job right away.
“I think we've proven here that freshman have played. You go back to Herschel Sims, he played as a freshman. Desmond Roland played as a freshman. Caleb Muncrief played as a freshman. I expect those guys to contribute. Now, if they're not ready, they won't. But if they are, we'll let them chomp at the bit a little bit and get going.”