After being placed on the season-ending injured reserve list, the writing was on the wall for Dallas Cowboys guard Nate Livings. The Cowboys made that writing official on Thursday when they announced that they had released Livings, according to NFL.com's Marc Sessler.
Livings was cut one year after signing a five-year, $18.7 million contract with $6.2 million in guaranteed money. The 30-year old guard underwent arthroscopic surgery over the summer, and was placed on IR on Saturday.
Livings became expendable when the Cowboys signed six-time Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters to a one-year deal, NFL.com's Chris Wesseling reports. The signing comes just two weeks after executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys had "moved on" from Waters, just another friendly reminder to take anything a member of an NFL front office says with a grain of salt.
Waters was a Pro Bowler in 2011, before sitting out the 2012 season. He likely won't play Sunday against the New York Giants. However, with a desperate need for bodies on the interior of their offensive line, Waters could be a great addition for the Cowboys somewhere down the road this season.
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