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Garrett Says Waters Will Be Ready "Pretty Soon"

Dallas signed veteran guard Brian Waters on Tuesday

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    On Tuesday evening, the Dallas Cowboys signed veteran guard Brian Waters to a one-year deal. Now, the question is, When can the guy suit up and play?

    Waters is highly decorated, with six Pro Bowl trips and two first-team All-Pro nods. But he hasn’t played in the NFL since 2011. Head coach Jason Garrett won’t go so far as to say Waters will see action in the regular season opener against the Giants on Sunday night in Arlington, but he believes he’ll be back in “football shape” soon.

    "We talked to him throughout training camp, and we got a chance to see him work out at Valley Ranch here yesterday," Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It was a hot day. He did a good job in the workout. He still has to get himself in shape to play at this level, and that’s just natural.

    “Regardless of what you are doing, it’s hard to get yourself ready and then play. So he has worked very hard. He’s a pro, no question about that. He knows what he is doing. He learns quickly, and we anticipate him really hitting the ground running and being a part of our football team here pretty soon.”

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