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Brian Waters: Cowboys are as talented as any team in the NFL

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The last time Brian Waters stepped on a football field was a year and a half ago, when he played for the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Now Waters is back in the NFL with the Cowboys, and he thinks he may be returning to the Super Bowl.

Waters, the veteran guard who signed with the Cowboys this week after taking last season off, said he sees no reason the Cowboys can’t be the best team in the league.

“It’s obvious that this football team is supremely talented,” Waters said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Anybody who knows football knows that this football team for years has been a super talented football team. I think this football team is as talented as there is in the NFL. I believe in that.”

Waters, who grew up in the suburbs of Dallas and played his college football at North Texas, said he already feels at home.

“I grew up here. This is the hometown team,” Waters said. “This is a super talented football team. I believe this team has been close to breaking through and being a playoff team. Honestly, I think they have been close to being a championship football team. The talent, the coaching staff, the organization and growing up here were probably the biggest things that attracted me the most.”

Whether the Cowboys are as talented as Waters thinks is highly debatable, but there’s no doubt that Waters makes their offensive line better.

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60 Responses to “Brian Waters: Cowboys are as talented as any team in the NFL”
  1. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Sep 5, 2013 8:38 AM

    That’s funny

  2. thejuddstir says: Sep 5, 2013 8:45 AM

    ““It’s obvious that this football team is supremely talented,” Waters said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Anybody who knows football knows that this football team for years has been a super talented football team. I think this football team is as talented as there is in the NFL. I believe in that.”
    Sure Brian, and Jerrah has the brain of a 40 year old. The ‘boys could have the most talented team in the NFL but as long as Jerrah is GM and Garrett is HC, it ain’t winnin’ nuthin’.

  3. gibson34 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:48 AM



  4. natijim235 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:49 AM

    small sample size but starters played even with bengals in first quarter of pre-season game and cincy may have deepest talent of any team his year

  5. prmpft says: Sep 5, 2013 8:50 AM

    um…no they are not…

  6. jimihaak says: Sep 5, 2013 8:51 AM

    The Cowboy’s problem isn’t Talent, its mental mistakes and toughness/injuries.

  7. bigdaddy44 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:51 AM

    Translation – ‘The Cowboys showed me the money’

  8. evilfrasiercrane says: Sep 5, 2013 8:55 AM

    Really. Let me see, they have won 1 playoff game in the last 300 years. You say they are close to breaking through and being a playoff team. Ya I would say that makes them a championship team. And so are the Raiders.

  9. pencilmonkeymagic says: Sep 5, 2013 8:59 AM

    Well, Brian, you may have missed a few meetings.

    Your new team doesn’t measure up against the Broncos, Texans, 49ers, Seahawks, Giants, Redskins, Saints, Falcons or Packers.

    And that’s before digging deeper on a handful of other teams who are looking to step up this year.

    But hey, Jerry Jones should be along shortly to tell you (and probably the rest of us) that you’re right. So there’s that…

  10. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 5, 2013 9:01 AM

    There are 31 good reasons that the Cowboys can’t be the best team in the league — the 31 other NFL teams.

  11. alewatcher says: Sep 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    So, if they are that talented, it must come down to the GM and coaches.

  12. kdub79 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:05 AM

    I hate the Cowboys, but what the heck do you expect him to say? Every player on every team should be saying that their team is supremely talented and has a chance to be great, from the Jaguars to the Patriots. Whether it’s true or not, every player has to believe they have a chance.

  13. newagerocker says: Sep 5, 2013 9:07 AM

    The only reason The Cowboys won a playoff game under Romo is because McNabb was basically done as a QB. Romo as the same number of playoff wins as Tebow.

  14. moerawn says: Sep 5, 2013 9:11 AM

    They always have talent. Except in the front office.

  15. officialgame says: Sep 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    Their offensive line flat out stinks or they wouldn’t feel the need to sign a guy off the street who hasn’t played in 18 months three days before the opener.””All that offensive talent” tends to get wasted if you can’t block or protect your QB.

  16. jjthesportsguy says: Sep 5, 2013 9:14 AM

    He’s been there a whole day and he’s making this claim?…..

  17. jaredo10 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:15 AM

    hahaha I didn’t know he does stand up

  18. polegojim says: Sep 5, 2013 9:16 AM

    Yes they are… every… single… year, and that’s the problem. Wasted years with a fully capable team.

    NOT about talent… it’s been about finishing.

    Stop the revolving HC position. Stop the foolish playoff mistakes. Finish the year strong and smart.

  19. fissels says: Sep 5, 2013 9:20 AM

    It’s nice to have the talent but you gotta make the plays

  20. eyezworld says: Sep 5, 2013 9:22 AM

    That’s my boy but he wrong for that …lol

  21. swaggyy says: Sep 5, 2013 9:30 AM

    He meant just in the NFC east right…? I think its funny when players say things like this. Its means absolutely nothing. Besides, what else is he supposed to think? He would say that about any team he’s on. Of course its false though unless he’s on a team like the Seattle Seahawks 🙂

  22. udontknowjacku says: Sep 5, 2013 9:31 AM

    Id say that too if they just gave me $3 million

  23. fryeways says: Sep 5, 2013 9:34 AM

    That is true. You know what else is true? Their coaching is among the worst in the league.

  24. jakescott13 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:35 AM

    or not

  25. manofaiki says: Sep 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    Waters only missed 3 games in the last 10 seasons as a starter?

    That’s an improvement right there.

  26. normaneinstein7 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:38 AM

    The Cowboys have horrible depth issues in the trenches. Contending teams have quality depth. The Cowboys don’t.

  27. Grulks says: Sep 5, 2013 9:41 AM

    I dont think anyone has ever doubted how talented Dallas’ rosters have been over the past several years. In fact, if anything, its been frequently commented on, about how talented they are but have nothing to show for it.

    In addition to being riddled with injuries (poor conditioning maybe?), mental mistakes, and lack of toughness/grit, I honestly think this team has lacked effective veteran leadership. I really wish Dallas had brought Ray Lewis in when they had the chance. I think that kind of inspiration has been missing since Irvin, Novacek, and Moose days.

    I hope Waters can bring that kind of excitement and accountability to this team, it really could be something special if he is able to come in and manhandle the apathetic attitude.

  28. elliottcovert says: Sep 5, 2013 9:42 AM

    Great move. Mark my words, he will be the difference between a 5-11 Cowboys team and a 6-10 Cowboys team.

  29. runmarshawnrun says: Sep 5, 2013 9:42 AM

    Uh… no.
    What do they put in the water in Texas anyways?

  30. floratiotime says: Sep 5, 2013 9:42 AM

    Not if you include the owner.

  31. chalkruz1989 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:46 AM

    Surprised to see a veteran such as Brian Waters making such a statement. His comments were encouraging but anything that is said in Big D usually gets blown out of proportion.

    With that said, he is attempting to motivate his squadron, not a big deal in my opinion.

  32. milesrunner262 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:53 AM

    Heck I’m a Cowboys and even I think that statement is crazy!!

  33. slowclyde86 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:54 AM

    This whole “most talented team” meme is pretty funny. A lot of people have said similar things over the last several years and it couldn’t be more wrong. They are a mediocre bunch as their record always seems to indicate. The only outcome of such labeling is an apparent sense of entitlement. Parcels was right—you are your record.

  34. dowhatifeellike says: Sep 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    Every NFL team has a talented roster. What’s holding Dallas back is the front office, the coaching staff, and that guy who turns the ball over at the worst possible time.

  35. bestbitter says: Sep 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    Talented, football team, talented, football. Seriously, over 1/5 of the words this guy uses are Talented and football/team.

  36. fruitcovejag says: Sep 5, 2013 10:06 AM

    Crown them: Paper Champs!

  37. nowillrepeat says: Sep 5, 2013 10:08 AM

    It’s not an offseason without the Cowboys hype machine.

  38. kmartin173 says: Sep 5, 2013 10:29 AM

    Even if they were as talented as he says, history has shown us that nothing is going to stop those picks and pick-sixes by Romo when its crunch time. They’ve had plenty of talent each and every year Romo has been there.

  39. fnsquirrel says: Sep 5, 2013 10:29 AM

    The question is…can they do anything with that talent?

  40. t8ertot says: Sep 5, 2013 10:33 AM

    We hear this EVERY year and they always flop

  41. blutbaddenbill says: Sep 5, 2013 10:45 AM

    he’ll get to the superbowl cause he has acess to buy one from the league.that is about the only way he gets there cause the cowboys sure as heck ain’t gonna come close to even making the playoffs,much less the super bowl.

  42. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Sep 5, 2013 10:56 AM

    Every one that makes it to the NFL is talented, so yea, they are talented. However, being a good football team is a totally separate issue and they are definitely not that.

  43. jchuber says: Sep 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    Why would all the people in Texas head to Cowboy stadium if a hurricane approached?

    Cause touch downs never happen there!

  44. cowboys1022 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:08 AM

    So many cowboys hatters, they must be doing something right.

  45. jw1991 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:10 AM

    Yeah, okay big guy.

  46. ctgiant says: Sep 5, 2013 11:23 AM

    Lets see Sunday Night, Giants own ATT, Jones brain, and the boys, 4-0 .

  47. baltimoresnativeson says: Sep 5, 2013 11:28 AM

    Texans had more talent than the Patriots last year and got shellacked twice.

  48. gbmickey says: Sep 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    Talented, based on who’s opinion? We hear this every year but how long has it been since they won a playoff game? Starting with the owner these claims continually get thrown out there, it seems more to try and convince themselves. Before opening your mouths why not just prove it on the field for a change.

  49. Akula says: Sep 5, 2013 11:44 AM

    No their not

  50. releasetheorakigan says: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 AM

    Yeah, they are as talented as anybody…on the first page of the depth chart. After that they quickly become a team that couldn’t win a pickup game. You won’t stay healthy because you have a bunch of old players or guys that fell in the draft due to being injury prone. It’ll be another lost season and the injuries will be to blame…

  51. hehateme2 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:58 AM

    Someone need to wake this guy up…. it’s not the 90ies any longer.

  52. dirtydrynn27 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:27 PM

    Every year its the same thing,the cowboys are talented,the cowboys will win the division and go deep in the playoffs,truth is Dallas has a nonexisting run game and not only that they cant stop the run,ask Alfred Morris………200 yds!

  53. jiggy3198 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:33 PM

    That year off must have clouded his judgement.

  54. imcowboycroweatme says: Sep 5, 2013 1:16 PM

    Cowboynado is coming… Brace yourselves!!

    2013 SB Champs #Cowboysnation

  55. steaderic says: Sep 5, 2013 1:20 PM

    gbmickey says:
    Sep 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    Talented, based on who’s opinion?

    Brian Waters

  56. steaderic says: Sep 5, 2013 1:25 PM

    jchuber says:
    Sep 5, 2013 11:07 AM
    Why would all the people in Texas head to Cowboy stadium if a hurricane approached?

    Cause touch downs never happen there!


    I had to downvote this because hurricanes make landfall. Tornadoes touch down.

  57. darkneptune73 says: Sep 5, 2013 2:10 PM

    Someone needs to investigate the Kool-Aide down there in Dallas because I think it’s spiked…

  58. pastabelly says: Sep 5, 2013 2:22 PM

    2013 is the year Brian learns the difference between Tom Brady and Tony Romo.

  59. bbigbluewreckingcrew says: Sep 5, 2013 2:44 PM

    Just hand them the Lombardi Trophy right now… Why even play this season??

  60. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 5, 2013 4:54 PM

    Most acknowledge Dallas is talented. They have underachieved mostly due to injuries and some weaknesses on their offensive line. I’m not convinced that a 36 year old guard that was slow to get back off the couch is going to be the answer.

    This is vintage Jerry Jones throwing money at an aging player well past his prime.

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