Film critic: Jason Garrett liked D-line work after reviewing film

Cowboys defensive back Kavon Frazier (35) and head coach Jason Garrett jog into the tunnel towards the locker room during halftime against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys coach said WR Michael Gallup can improve, applauded DT Antwaun Woods

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.