Last week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that he thought guard Brian Waters looked ready to play an entire game after coming out of retirement to join the Cowboys this season.
That didn’t happen as Waters and Mackenzy Bernadeau had an even split of the 62 snaps at right guard. It could happen this week, though. Waters said Wednesday that he’s been working with the first team in practice and that the goal for this week is for him to take over the job all on his own.
“That’s the goal, to try to make it through the whole game,” Waters said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “We’ll see how it goes. Mack will be ready to go. I think we’re all confident he’ll be ready to go if anything happens.”
Waters, who said he hasn’t had to alter his game at all despite not playing in 2012, and the rest of the Cowboys line are coming off a strong game against the Rams. DeMarco Murray had acres of running room and Tony Romo was sacked only once during a largely pressure-free game in the pocket. More of the same in the coming weeks will set the Cowboys up well in the NFC East race.