It’s been known for a while that guard Brian Waters would not play another game this season. Now, it is official.
According to Pro Football Talk, the 13-year veteran has finally been officially placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Dallas Cowboys after being injured last week against the Detroit Lions. Waters strained a rib, hyperextended his knee, and tore his triceps, all in last weeks loss. The triceps injury was the most severe.
This will end a good comeback year for the Waters, who signed with Dallas earlier this year after an 18-month hiatus. Waters was a major contributor o the offensive lines of both the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots during his career. This season, Waters brought stability to the Cowboy’s offensive line that struggled earlier this season.
With Waters out, Mackenzy Bernadeau will presumably start again at guard. One of the reasons Waters was brought in in the first place was to replace the struggling Bernadeau. The Cowboys certainly hope that Bernadeau has improved since being benched. Otherwise, the Cowboys may have to look for outside help to keep quarterback Tony Romo upright for the rest of the regular season, and perhaps into the playoffs.