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Cowboys Sign Brian Waters To Shore Up O-Line

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Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.
Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.

The Dallas Cowboys have signed OG Brian Waters to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. His base salary comes out to $1.5 million, and he can earn the rest of the value of his contract through play-time incentives.

Waters has been out of the NFL since 2011. He last played for the New England Patriots, and it’s going to take a bit of time for him to get back up to speed.

While he won’t be available for the season opener at home on Sunday night against the New York Giants, he should be available for Week 2 against his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs. What sort of shape he’ll be in for Week 2 has yet to be seen, but it’s a safe bet that he’ll at least try to suit up against the Chiefs.

A six-time Pro Bowler, the aging veteran is being counted on to improve a weak offensive line. It’s hard to tell what the 36-year-old will be able to bring to the table after being out of the game for so long, but with all of the question marks surrounding the offensive line in Dallas, he provides a potential upgrade for a unit in dire need of help.