The surprisingly effective offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys is down a man.
The 36-year-old guard also suffered knee and rib injuries against Detroit, but Jones said the Cowboys believed the triceps setback was the most significant. The absence of Waters thrusts Mackenzy Bernadeau into action at right guard. The loss is a depth-killer, but Jones expressed faith in Bernadeau.
"(He) started for us the entire year last year and played well, came in and played about 20 snaps and played well yesterday," Jones told KRLD-FM, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Then, we'll look to what we do with depth off our practice squad."
This probably is it for Waters. He sat out last season and remained on his couch until Dallas signed him in September. The six-time Pro Bowl selection spent 11 years anchoring offensive lines for the Kansas City Chiefs and played well in 2011 for the New England Patriots.
He'll be missed in Big D.