Dallas Cowboys right guard Brian Waters season has ended after he sustained a triceps injury. That will force Mackenzy Bernadeau back into the starting line up.
“Mackenzy will step in there and go,’’ head coach Jason Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He did a good job with the reps he got (Sunday) in the ballgame.
“Hopefully he’s been positively influenced by watching Brian play and just learn from that experience as well. He’s played a lot of snaps for us. So hopefully he’ll be ready to go and do a nice job getting his first snaps back in there.”
Waters has been an invaluable asset to the Cowboys this season. Not only has he helped improve the line with his play, he has worked with the younger players and mentored them. Waters has been credited with rookie Travis Frederick’s success and second-year guard Ronald Leary improvements.
“He’s done a lot,” Garrett said. “Maybe as much as anything else, it’s his demeanor. He’s a guy that plays the game the right way. He’s physical, he’s tough, he knows what to do, he plays with a little bit of an edge to him — and that’s a positive thing. I’ve talked to our team about it — it’s contagious.”