Tony Romo wasn’t pressured as much as the last two seasons, but the offensive line still had some lapses. Romo ended up hurt at one point and the line struggled to open running lanes. According to the team’s official website on Sep. 12, that might change when Brian Waters hits the field on Sunday.
Dallas was looking throughout the offseason for an answer on the offensive line and reached out to Waters to come back to Dallas to help them shore up their protection. Waters, who had been out of football since 2011, declined their offer.
It took some persuasion, but Dallas finally convinced Waters to return to the team that brought him on as a rookie free agent so many years ago. They are paying him $1.5 million with a chance to make $3 million in incentives, and Dallas hopes that he will be that veteran presence that teaches their young blockers how to play as a team.
After missing week one as he continued to learn the playbook, the former All-Pro offensive lineman with the Kansas City Chiefs could make his return to the field against his former teammates. Waters said the opposition doesn’t matter to him, he is just ready to get back out there.
Jason Garrett has not indicated whether or not Waters will return this weekend, but he said he is improving every practice when it comes to learning the playbook and getting back in game shape. Tony Romo has to be ready for Waters to make his debut, because his leadership alone should make Dallas a more dangerous offensive team.