Cowboys to start Brian Waters at right guard in Week 3


The Dallas Cowboys have struggled in the running game this season and team owner Jerry Jones says the team is ready to start Brian Waters at right guard in Week 3.

“We thought Waters played good for the number of spans he (had),” Jones said on his radio show aired on Dallas’ KRLD-FM. “So Waters will be in there. That’ll improve us.”

“We are implementing more tight ends in our offense,” Jones said. “That ought to give us better blocking than we’ve had in the past. (Second-year tight end James) Hanna played an outstanding game. He’s going to be more of a factor for us. When I look at everything, I see improvement in the future in our running game.”

Coach Jason Garrett also believes Waters will help spark the running game.

“The more he plays, the better he’ll get,” Garrett said Monday. “But he did a nice job starting out in the game (Sunday).”

The Cowboys are 31st in the league in rushing. Waters, a six-time Pro Bowler, did not play last season due to personal reasons and in his first appearance with the Cowboys played 18 snaps.

Dallas will play against the St. Louis Rams who have allowed just 61 yards per game over the first two weeks of the season compared to 330 though the air.