The Dallas Cowboys were able to sign veteran right guard Brian Waters to a one-year deal earlier this month, and it was a perfect match for both sides. Waters wanted to stay close to home, and the Cowboys really need an upgrade at guard after initially showing interest in Brandon Moore, who decided to retire. The Cowboys named him an inactive in Week 1 since he was just signed, and they decided to further ease him into things by giving him some snaps as a backup against the Kansas City Chiefs with Mackenzy Bernadeau as the starter.
Via the San Antonio Express-News, Jerry Jones implied that Brian Waters will get the start for the Cowboys at right guard, “We thought Waters played good for the number of spans he (had). So Waters will be in there. That’ll improve us.”
I didn’t notice at first, so I bolded the sentence that seems to make the implication that Waters will get the start against the St. Louis Rams in Week 3. It’s an expected move for the Cowboys, and it’s time to give Waters the start and to ride him as the right guard for the remainder of the season. Even at the age of 36, Waters is still a solid player, and he was excellent in his most recent season of football in 2011. Waters was a key cog in the New England Patriots offensive line, and he is still a great pass protector who is also much better than Bernadeau. He’s an upgrade in the passing game and running game, and I can’t wait to see how Waters does in his first action as a starter since the 2011 season.