According to various reports, it won’t be long before we see Brian Waters on the field for the Dallas Cowboys.
Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas is reporting that Waters will make his Cowboys debut on Sunday, and he has a pretty reliable source in the form of executive VP Stephen Jones. Waters sat out all of last season in “retirement”, but he was lured by the Cowboys in order to fortify their always troubled offensive line.
The fact that Waters will debut against the Kansas City Chiefs is almost picture perfect. Waters spent 11 seasons with the Chiefs, and made 5 Pro Bowls while a member of that organization. The 36-year-old is generally recognized as one of the great guards of his generation, and he’ll have an opportunity to resurrect his career against the team that started it all.
It is unclear just how many snaps Waters will receive in Week 2, but it is apparent that he won’t be starting from day one. The incumbent at right guard, Mackenzy Bernadeau probably isn’t happy with Waters’ presence, but the Cowboys offensive line as a whole will be improved as long as Waters is physically able to play.
This is the type of under-the-radar move that can make or break a team, and with the long-term troubles at the position, I love the Waters move for the Cowboys.