One Scrimmage Down for the Pokes

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:25 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 14, 2010 10:59 PM CDT

<BR/>Scrimmage number one is in the books for the Cowboys.&#160; Most reports were good from the players and coaches we spoke to afterward.&#160; <BR/>You could tell the offensive players were okay with how things went, but not satisfied with giving up a couple of sacks and and interception for touchdown.&#160; Mike Gundy seemed pleased that Brandon Weeden found about 10 different receivers with passes.<BR/>We keep hearing several of names pop up when we talk with players and coaches this preseason.<BR/>One is LeRon Furr who is a hard-hitting redshirt freshman linebacker who tends to wow onlookers with the ability to make big plays.&#160; Bill Young is big on guys who can force turnovers defensively.&#160; Furrs concussive ability makes him one of those guys.<BR/>Another is slimmed-down WR Tracy Moore whos combination of tight end size with wide receiver skills makes him a nightmare matchup for opposing defenses.&#160; <BR/>The third is RB Jeremy Smith.&#160; He broke out with a huge 160+ yard rushing performance against Grambling last year as a freshman, but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in practice just days after.&#160; Smith told me Saturday night that he feels great and is ready to put the injury behind him.&#160; There will be room for more than just Kendall Hunter in the backfield in OSUs new offense.&#160; Smith will be battling for time with Travis Miller and Joseph Randle at what is probably the deepest position on the Cowboy roster.<BR/>Two good signs on defense from the scrimmage:&#160; The Cowboys are somewhat thin along the defensive line, especially with Jamie Blatniks situation.&#160; DT Chris Donaldson had two sacks for safety in the scrimmage.&#160; They are also looking for playmakers at cornerback with Perrish Cox gone to the NFL.&#160; Broddick Brown returned an interception for touchdown in the scrimmage.<BR/>Just some thoughts after scrimmage number one.