The Dallas Cowboys currently sit atop the NFC East, despite their less than stellar record, but now they will need to re-shuffle the offensive line and find a way to replace one of their starting guards.
According to the team’s owner Jerry Jones, veteran Brian Waters will miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury.
Jones announced the big loss on his weekly radio show Tuesday morning:
Jerry Jones announces O-lineman Brian Waters is out for the season. Tough loss for Cowboys.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 29, 2013
Waters had an interesting road that led to his deal with the Cowboys, which involved some long discussion about whether or not he was willing to return to football.
The Cowboys had originally agreed to a deal in principal, but Waters then decided that he wasn’t ready to return. A few short weeks later, Waters had a change of heart and told the team that he would play this upcoming season.
He was doing a solid job along the Cowboys line, but now they will need to turn to Mackenzy Bernadeau to step into the starting line up.