Tanney’s placement on his longer throws looked good and he seemed to know when to check the ball down or scramble. Still, Dallas won’t scrap Kyle Orton or take three quarterbacks. Tanney’s 14-for-19, 136-yard performance, while impressive, ended badly with an interception thrown into double coverage, and is ultimately valuable strictly for the experience.
Cameron Lawrence, LB
This guy brought some pop to the defense in the second half. Lawrence opened the third quarter with a tremendous hit on RB Stepfan Taylor and then broke up a pass on the ensuing play. He’s a long shot, but if he continues to play with impact, he could end up challenging Brandon Magee or Caleb McSurdy (if the Cowboys take seven linebackers).