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.

60 responses to “Brian Waters: Cowboys are as talented as any team in the NFL

  1. ““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.”
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    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’.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 🙂

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    Cause touch downs never happen there!

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

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

  22. 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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