The Dallas Cowboys decided to shore up their injury plagued interior line by signing guard Brian Waters, who has several Pro-Bowls and a couple of All-Pros on his resume. Guard is a position that is based on strength and the ability to drive people off the line, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that he is very strong.
But sometimes reality exceeds expectations and that seems to be the case here based on this story from middle linebacker Sean Lee, which he told Ben & Skin on KRLD-FM.
From the Dallas Morning News:
No I have not, but I’ve heard a lot of rumors going around. Apparently, when he first got in the weight room, one of our coaches asked him, ‘well, what do you want to put on the bar?’ He said 315. He’s like, ‘Oh, you want to go to 315?’ He said, ‘No I want to warm up with 315.’ I think he worked up into the low 400s and casually hit five or six reps, racked it and walked away. He just casually pumped it out, no big deal, set it up, walked out. Everybody was just kind of in awe. But that’s why he’s been a great player, why he’s been around so long … because of how strong he is.
Sounds like the kind of presence on their offensive line that they’ve needed and longed for. Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray should be excited for him to make his regular season debut, hopefully this weekend.