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Garrett Hopes Bernadeau Was "Influenced" By Waters

Mackenzy Bernadeau will replace Brian Waters in the starting lineup starting on Sunday

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    Cowboys guard Mackenzy Bernadeau was signed by Dallas in the summer of 2012 to start at right guard, but lost the job this year when the team convinced eight-time Pro Bowler Brian Waters to come out of retirement.

    Last Sunday, in the loss to the Lions in Detroit, Waters suffered a torn triceps--which means Bernadeau will be thrust back into that starting role. Head coach Jason Garrett hopes that in the short time Waters has been in Dallas, he’s rubbed off a bit on Bernadeau, and said the former Panther did a “good job” replacing Waters against the Lions.

    Hopefully he's been positively influenced by watching Brian play and just learn from that experience as well,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “He's played a lot of snaps for us and he's been banged up for the last couple of years and he's played a ton of football for us last year and a lot of football early for us. So hopefully he'll be ready to go and did a nice job getting his first snaps back in there.”

    If the team doesn’t promote either David Arkin or Ray Dominguez to the active roster, Phil Costa will serve as the team’s backup interior lineman in Sunday’s matchup with the Vikings.

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