"Jamal (Mosley) will be the front runner, but Wilson (Youman) has grown up some and has changed his body," said Gundy of the tight ends. "He still needs to become more physical and he's still figuring out it's a tough, tough game out there.
"(Justin) Horton has made some plays and is coming along. Cooper Bassett is not as far a long as some of the other guys and he'll give us something in a third-team role as a third tight end, as a backside tight end in short yardage."
Scrimmages will serve as a telling tale for the tight end especially in blocking for the running game and even in pass protection which the Cowboys sometime ask the tight end to help with.
They could get down there again this season, but the punts from Quinn Sharp will look different. If Sharp was a pitcher you might say he is throwing a rise ball similar to a softball fast pitch hurler like Cat Osterman or Jenny Finch. His punts start out line drive and then rise up in mid flight.
"Sometimes, I tend to drop the ball lower and it will shoot up as it goes," said Sharp. "Every now and then I will have a line drive, but some of them do shoot up as they are going up because they kind of catch and nose will lift up a little bit and it will hang for awhile."
It's a unique punt and one that could give punt returners some trouble catching.
"I'm really impressed with the two kids (Jeremy Smith and Tracy Moore) from Union and the way they are practicing," said Gundy. "We haven't hit them, really. I thought they would be a ways off, but they are doing well. It's early. The freshman class, the linebackers have done a nice job. Hopefully they will hold up."
Apparently number 106 was in the special teams area as redshirt freshman kicker Wes Harlan was welcomed back. Harlan is out of Houston (Langham Creek), Texas, and is also a candidate to work into holding responsibliity on placements.