Cowboys will scrimmage Sunday


SAN ANTONIO -- Jason Garrett is bringing the Blue-White scrimmage back to Cowboys training camp.

The Cowboys will have a scrimmage Sunday at 2:30 p.m. inside the Alamodome that will feature some live, full-speed action.

“Certain portions of it will be live,” Garrett said. “It’ll be a big situational day for most of the group, but then we’re going to try to give the younger guys a chance to play football that’s a little more realistic than it’s been in practice.”

Garrett said the coaches are still working through all of the special teams aspects of the scrimmage, but there will be punts and field goals. The veterans will work through red zone, end-of-game situations and a few drives, as well, before giving way to the younger players.

“I’m looking forward to it because we haven’t played football for so long,” outside linebacker Anthony Spencer said. “We’re playing football right now, but I think it will be different because whenever you go live it’s always different.”

Garrett remembered playing in Blue-White scrimmages when he played for the Cowboys, and at his other spots teams held intrasquad scrimmages.

“One of the challenges as a football player, as a football coach, as an entire team is as you get in the grind of training camp is coming out being great every day,” Garrett said. “It’s easy to get in some kind of rhythm and we’re going through the motions. We feel like we have the right kind of guys on this team who are motivated, who want to get better every day. We have to keep preaching that and make each day important.”