News: ST: Callahan says Waters showing 'all the explosiveness and strength' of a Pro Bowl guard

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  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

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    Two days in, the Cowboys are already seeing what made Brian Waters a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All Pro.

    Even rusty as he is.

    “Even though he’s working himself in shape, you could see all the traits come alive on the practice field,” offensive coordinator and line coach Bill Callahan said Thursday at Valley Ranch. “Interesting, he worked in individual yesterday and he worked individual period again today. Within that, we did some competitive drills against the defensive line, and you could see all the explosiveness and strength that a Pro Bowl-caliber guard has.”

    -- Carlos Mendez

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  2. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    A great signing.
  3. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Agreed. I love this signing.
  4. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Funny he used the term "competitive drills" and thats the same term that JG used when decribing how Bass got injured.
  5. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    They talked up the clowns they signed last season too.
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  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Those guys were not multiple pro bowlers either.

    But nice try lol
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  7. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    They had to have a handshake deal in place for Waters to basically skip camp and be ready for week 1.

    I imagine he isn't in terrible shape and has known for a couple months now he'd be starting for a legit contender in Dallas.
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  8. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    We might have to out score a lot of teams this season so bring it on!

    If we can just be like the Saints a couple of years ago and give up yards, but get TO's on top of a top 5 offense we will be ok.
  9. Stinger_Splash

    Stinger_Splash Active Member

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    Exactly. Until he proves it on the field once again, I'm skeptical.
  10. FiveTime

    FiveTime Active Member Zone Supporter

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    My thoughts exactly
  11. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    LT: I think Tyron can be a slightly better than average starting left tackle.
    LG: I think Leary can be an average starting left guard, and I'm fine with that.
    C: I think Frederick, even in his rookie season, could be a slightly better than average center.
    RG: I think Waters, even as old as he is, can be a top 10 or better right guard, which is great.
    RT: I think Free can be a slightly below average right tackle, which is fine.

    Put them all together and I think it's a solid offensive line. The best that Dallas has had in years. Maybe slightly better than average. I'm pretty excited about it. :)
  12. sureletsrace

    sureletsrace Official CZ Homer

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    That's what this defense is predicated on. Give up yards, force turnovers. The more plays you let the opposing offense run, the more opportunities you have to force turnovers.
  13. brymatt94

    brymatt94 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, and if they draft a solid guard in the first few rounds next year to take over for Waters, we could be set for a decade.
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  14. dfan32

    dfan32 Active Member

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    I'm not real fond of your exact wording here. Turnovers are great but not if they're always inside your own 20. lol
  15. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    Imagine how frustrating that would be for the other teams?
  16. dfan32

    dfan32 Active Member

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    Oh man, it would be the most entertaining game I've ever watched if say the Cowboy's took the ball from the Giants every time they got in the redzone.!! But I'd prefer not letting them get to the redzone in order to make that happen. LOL
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  17. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    You think Tyron Smith can be a "slightly better than average" left tackle? That's just absolutely ridiculous. Tyron Smith has all the tools and potential to be an elite left tackle. If he improves through this season as much as he did last, he will finish the season a solidified top-10 offensive lineman.

    I just don't even get the people who are down on Smith. It makes absolutely no sense. He was very very good the last eight weeks last season.
  18. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    Free has his better yr at RT with a savy vet Kosier beside him.......here's to hoping Waters can have the same effect on him
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  19. Cloudy

    Cloudy Benched

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    I'm not the kind of poster to call out another's as dumb. I just don't do that.
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  20. Mattb_25

    Mattb_25 Member

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    What did you want them to say? That they weren't good players? Besides, Waters is proven in this league while the other guys just weren't. It's not even the same thing.

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