Brian Waters, the veteran guard who showed up in Dallas this season and instantly upgraded the offensive line, appears to be done for the season.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show this morning that he expects Waters to miss the rest of the game after suffering a triceps injury on Sunday in Detroit. Waters may try to play through the injury, but Jones didn’t sound optimistic about his chances.
The 36-year-old Waters is a six-time Pro Bowler who had an outstanding career with the Chiefs, then played one season with the Patriots in 2011 and helped them get to the Super Bowl, then sat out the 2012 season. It’s a testament to his talent for the guard position that he was able to sit out for a year and a half and then play so well as soon as he returned with the Cowboys this year.
But if his injury is, in fact, season ending, then it’s also probably career ending. Sunday in Detroit may have been Waters’ last game.