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Report: Cowboys pursuit of Brian Waters is “dead”

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said recently that the run of injuries the team has experienced at guard hasn’t added any “urgency” to their interest in former Chiefs and Patriots guard Brian Waters.

Now it seems that things have actually moved in the other direction. Mike Fisher of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports that the team’s pursuit of Waters is a “dead deal” because  “it looks like [Waters] just doesn’t want to play football.”

That’s not a particularly surprising conclusion to draw. Waters never showed up to the Patriots last season to play out the final year of his contract with the team and reportedly turned down offers for a sizable pay raise while remaining at home. The Cowboys have also reportedly made him several contract offers for this season that Waters has passed on.

The Cowboys also pursued Brandon Moore, who chose to retire after agreeing to terms with Dallas. Nate Livings and Ron Leary are both recovering from knee surgery, leaving Mackenzy Bernadeau (who missed time with a hamstring injury this summer) and David Arkin to start at guard in the team’s game against the Cardinals on Saturday.

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9 Responses to “Report: Cowboys pursuit of Brian Waters is “dead””
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 17, 2013 4:34 PM

    Dead in the Waters pursuit.

  2. touchdownamericasteam says: Aug 17, 2013 5:40 PM

    tv show character dead (there’s a chance it could come back) or chances redskins repeat division champs dead?

  3. dallasbaby says: Aug 17, 2013 5:49 PM

    Get it in gear, Jerrah. I don’t want another .500 season this year

  4. surfinbird1 says: Aug 17, 2013 5:51 PM

    Gone fishin’.

  5. EJ says: Aug 17, 2013 7:10 PM

    After next week, there will be a flood of Offensive lineman to pick from. Waiting an extra week after that will give the Cowboys a shot at picking through possible starters that might have just missed making their former team. The bad thing about waiting, It might take a few more weeks for that player to catch up.

  6. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:10 PM

    Ha Ha you see JJ money can’t buy everything. If you threw millions my way I do what these smart football players are doing just say No. Loser of an organization.!!!!!! HTTR For Life.!!!!!!

  7. beerbudsnbevo says: Aug 17, 2013 7:47 PM

    EJ says:
    Aug 17, 2013 7:10 PM
    After next week, there will be a flood of Offensive lineman to pick from. Waiting an extra week after that will give the Cowboys a shot at picking through possible starters that might have just missed making their former team. The bad thing about waiting, It might take a few more weeks for that player to catch up.

    **********************

    One mans trash is another man’s treasure?

    Not when it comes to offensive linemen.

    Even half decent linemen rarely get cut.

  8. brucefan1 says: Aug 17, 2013 8:23 PM

    fron EJ; “that will give the Cowboys a shot at picking through possible starters that might have just missed making their former team”

    You mean picking through 3rd(& 4th?)-string castoffs in effort to find a starter?

    Does that sound good to you? Did you even re-read that statement before hitting “Submit”? Or is that REALLY what the Cowboys offensive line has been refused to?

    Gotta laugh!

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 17, 2013 11:03 PM

    Even Jerry knew better than to over pay Waters who is looking to get a big pay day for an over the hill guard. And that’s sayin’ something.

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