ESPN: Should Cowboys try to keep Brian Waters?

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Should Cowboys try to keep Brian Waters?

  1. No

  2. Yes

  3. Depends on how the draft goes and the other OL onboard already

  4. Only for the right price

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Should Cowboys try to keep Brian Waters?
    February, 18, 2014
    FEB 18

    By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.comIRVING, Texas -- Brian Waters, who is set to hit free agency after a seven-game run at right guard for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, turns 37 years old Tuesday.

    WatersWill he play in 2014?

    If he wants to, then he will. That is the question Waters has not answered and likely will not answer until well into the offseason.

    He has yet to have surgery on a torn triceps that knocked him out for the season, but even if he does have the operation he said in December that would not mean he will play in 2014. He talked the day after the season about needing the surgery just for quality of life.

    Waters started five games for the Cowboys and played in seven at right guard. Jason Garrett talked about Waters’ presence changing the offensive line. He brought a toughness and diligence to the group.

    At this stage in his career, Waters does not want to go through the rigors of an offseason program and training camp. He and the Cowboys went back and forth last summer and the Cowboys were ready to move on toBrandon Moore until he opted not to get on a plane to Oxnard, Calif.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would lean towards saying no but if he agrees to 1 year ahead of time not waiting until the end of camp then sure bring him back but Dallas I think needs to know well before camp begins.
  3. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    We need so many pieces that he won't make any difference.
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  4. guag

    guag Currently operating within established parameters

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    Only if he still has the drive to play and is willing to play with a 1 year contract. Emphasis on the first part.
  5. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    I'd agree with the 1-year contract idea, since it may buy time to fortify the defense and ensure backup strength on the inside of our OL as well. Of course in consideration of our cap situation, he'd have to come at a reasonable price. If that criteria can be met, perhaps bringing him in for another year would help.
  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I voted yes.
  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine how anyone can say no to this...the guys helped to make the OL MUCH better once he got on the field, and his tutelage is probably the most important part...the young guys already learned a lot from him, another year would be even better...has to be reasonably priced, of course
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  8. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    No, No,No. This is why we're a .500 team. The list of FA we've signed over the last 15 years is long and distinguished, and has helped us to many post season battles.o_O

    37 freaking years old.....
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  9. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    For a low-price 1-year deal, yes, but don't expect to get 16 games out of him. If he can help younger linemen to learn the ropes, then that's a plus too.
  10. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    I'd go thumbs down on this.

    If he isn't going to go thru the conditioning and work to last the season..

    forget about it.

    We need players with drive and commitment.

    Waters is long past his prime.
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Waters was the best interior lineman we had last season while he was playing. Better than Fredrick by a good bit and worlds better than Bernie and Leary. Obviously you get all your 'information' from ESPN. Explains a lot
  12. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Id say no. Dallas is going to get what it needs to compete for at least two more seasons.
  13. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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  14. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Articulate, smart, driven - our future OL coach hopefully.
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  15. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    I get all my information about the team here..

    like the rest of us.

    Is that wrong..?

  16. dalboy

    dalboy one man wolf pack

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    I would like to see Free's numbers with and without Waters because I thought it almost looked like two different players through out the season.
  17. Szczepanik

    Szczepanik Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I need Dallas's offensive line to be solid in next year's madden.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The team needs a young guard who has some potential and is cheap.

    Not an old guy who can't be counted on to play a full season and is expensive.
  19. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I like Waters and would much rather have him on the roster than Costa.
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  20. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Hold The Door!

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    figure it out through camp….hopefully we supplement talent in that position, and don't have to….but…….

    He probably doesn't want to come to camp anywho.

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