Jan 14, 2012, Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots guard Brian Waters (54) during an AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys' Brian Waters still getting ready to play


The Dallas Cowboys brought in guard Brian Waters to bolster the interior of their offensive line. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, they couldn’t come to terms with Waters until this season and Waters didn’t get into camp until this week. That has his availability for the season opener in doubt.

“I’m still working and progressing,” Waters said after Friday’s practice. “I’m close to getting there.”

There is doubt that he’ll play, keeping Mackenzy Bernadeau in the starting line up for now.

“It’s a coach’s call, not mine,” Waters said in regards to playing.

Waters, who is listed at 320 pounds, is having a problem with his conditioning. The negative aspect of missing an entire training camp.

“He’s done a good job of trying to get himself acclimated to what we’re doing on offense, and certainly his conditioning as well,” head coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “He hasn’t played football in a long time [since 2011], but he’s certainly made progress. He’s had a good week and I see him getting better and better every day. We’ll make those roster decisions here in the next couple of days.”

This week Waters got reps with both the first and second team offenses and played at right guard. Mackenzy Bernadeau has been practicing at right guard as well.

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