Over the last week, the Dallas Cowboys have had their fair share of news along the offensive front.
First came the news last week that the team was interested in signing veteran pro bowler Brian Waters. Then Nate Livings underwent knee surgery that will keep him out for 2-4 weeks. And just Tuesday night, the team appeared to have signed Brandon Moore, a veteran who would have given the Cowboys credibility at the guard position. But hours later, on Wednesday morning, Moore announced he was retiring, citing that he didn’t want to leave the New York area and his family — New York being the only city he has known during his career.
So then began the rumblings about Waters again. The team initially had interest, but had its doubts because he hasn’t played in a year and a half.
Now though, it appears that the team could as close as it has came to signing the 36 year old, six-time pro bowler. According to both Adam Schefter and profootballtalk.com, the Cowboys remain high on Waters, and he too has now expressed interest.
For a team that is starving for productivity along the interior of the line, Waters would no doubt give them that if he signed. Yes, he is 36 and has been away from the game for 18 months, but six-time pro bowlers who still have the physical ability to play in the NFL aren’t typically guys you would find in the free-agent market.
Bottom line is, if both sides are expressing mutual interest, and all that’s left is to find the “right price” — the Cowboys do have the cap space — the sides have to make it work.
Jake Carapella is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JKCSports1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.