The Dallas Cowboys signed retired guard Brian Waters as a band-aid of sorts for their offensive line. The Cowboys were struggling with interior line play, and needed help. Not only did they get a solid interior lineman, they got a veteran leader and a mentor to their younger players. Head coach Jason Garrett praised Waters and said they’d consider bringing him back.
“He is a heck of a guy to have on your football team,” Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a warrior. He demonstrated that throughout his career in the short period of time he was with us. He had a real positive impact and his demeanor and his temperament was contagious particularly for that offensive line group.”
“We have so many young guys,” Garrett said. “Tyron Smith is young. Ron Leary is young. Travis Frederick is young. All these guys are young football players and to have a veteran guy like that to kind of show them how to do it, it was really good.
“It was good for our team and hopefully that contagious nature continues in his absence. We certainly want him to be around as he’s on IR to continue to have that impact and we’ll see how everything comes out with the surgery, but we’re certainly very open to having him back.”