Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, recapping the preseason opener versus the 49ers during Saturday afternoon media availability, talked about avoiding the temptation to be results oriented.
In other words, just because a play looked good, the coaches and players aren't content to conclude it was perfect. For example, Garrett said there were elements of wide receiver Michale Gallup's 30-yard touchdown catch that could be improved.
Asked about developing defensive line depth with Maliek Collins recovering from off-season surgery and David Irving away from the team for the time being, Garrett had a lot to say.
"We do like the competition in there," Garrett said. "(Antwaun) Woods has done a nice job. Datone (Jones) has done a nice job. Jihad (Ward) has done a nice job. We're trying to give these guys opportunities to compete."
And then Garrett doubled down by applauding a defensive lineman who, on paper, had very little impact against San Francisco.
"64 (Woods) has really shown up," Garrett added.
Woods wasn't credited with a tackle, but Garrett said he's made plays in practice and the game.