Cowboys: Mackenzy Bernadeau takes pay-cut

Dallas Cowboys right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau has accepted a $1.15 million pay cut for 2014. Bernadeau will also take a $1.75 million paycut in 2015. The 28-year-old has appeared in all 32 games for the Cowboys over the last two seasons. He will receive $1.1 million with a $500,000 roster bonus in 2014 and should open the season as the Cowboys starting right guard. OL Mackenzy Bernadeau...
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys lineman takes a pay cut

Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau has accepted a pay cut. OL Mackenzy Bernadeau's "restructure" with #Cowboys included a $1.15M pay cut in 2014 and a $1.75M cut in 2015. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2014 This will only help the Cowboys continue to create cap room. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys have $2M in cap space, cutting Ware would make it $9.4M

Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones loves to make a splash in free agency, but at the moment he doesn’t have the salary cap space to do it. Even after the Cowboys’ recent moves — including cutting center Phil Costa and restructuring the contracts of guard Mackenzy Bernadeau, quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick — the Cowboys...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Offseason Blueprint Version1.0

Cap ManagementThe Cowboys have already restructured the contracts of Tony Romo, Orlando Scandrick, Sean Lee and Mackenzy Bernadeau along with the release of center Phil Costa to get under the cap entering free agency. However, they are currently just under the cap, so more space needs to be created...RestructuresDemarcus Ware - Even if the Cowboys can't work out a pay cut, realeasing...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Players They Can't Afford To Lose In Free Agency

The new mantra in Dallas is not being “America’s Team” rather it has become “Being able to get under salary cap” for 2014.With roughly $2 million to spare, the Cowboys go into free agency knowing more has to be done to secure players who can help this team finally get to the playoffs.The team has missed the postseason the last three years after losing in the final game...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys make enough moves to get under the cap again

In an annual rite that is as discussed and as worried-about and as inevitable as potty training infants, the Cowboys are under the salary cap before the start of the league year. Amazingly, it happened again. Via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the final touches came Friday with the release of center Phil Costa and a restructuring for guard Mackenzy Bernadeau. Of...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Position Analysis: Guards

Players Under ContractMackenzy Bernadeau - Signed Through 2015 - Dead Money Hit: $2.65 millionDespite the move to sign veteran Brian Waters during the season, Bernadeau turned in a solid performance for the year. He is a solid starter with good position flex at center, also earned a few starts at left guard during his time with the Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys can go ahead and...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Waters’ season ends, Mackenzy Bernadeau starts

It’s official: Brian Waters‘ brief NFL comeback has come to an end. Waters, the veteran guard who ended an 18-month hiatus to sign with Dallas and immediately shored up the Cowboys’ offensive line, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Cowboys said a strained rib, a hyperextended knee and a torn triceps, all suffered in last week’s loss to Detroit, all contributed...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bernadeau to step in for Cowboys, but Waters may not be done

IRVING, Texas The Cowboys aren't ready to write off veteran guard Brian Waters for the season. Waters suffered a torn triceps in Sunday's game at Detroit. It's an injury that would normally end a player's season. However, coach Jason Garrett said at his Wednesday press briefing that the Cowboys are exploring every possibility with the hopes that Waters could return...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys put G Waters on IR

The Dallas Cowboys have placed guard Brian Waters on injured reserve, ending his season. The team made the move Saturday, when the Cowboys also signed cornerback Micah Pellerin to the active roster from their practice squad. Waters sustained a triceps injury in last Sunday's loss to Detroit. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had said during the week that the 36-year-old Waters, a six...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Injured Cowboys OL Waters likely out for season

Dallas guard Brian Waters is likely out for the rest of the season with a triceps injury sustained in Sunday's loss to Detroit. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that Waters would likely miss the rest of the season and Mackenzy Bernadeau (bur-NAHR'-doh) would return to that starting spot. Bernadeau eventually lost his job to Waters after the six-time...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys veteran Waters ready for starting role at guard

IRVING, Texas Cowboys veteran guard Brian Waters appears ready to start at right guard on Sunday in San Diego. Waters, a last-minute addition before the season opener, has split time with Mackenzy Bernadeau the last two games while working himself back into football shape. On Wednesday, Waters took snaps with the first team during practice. "My plan was to try to get there...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Waters ready to take every snap for Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys veteran guard Brian Waters split time with Mackenzy Bernadeau at right guard last week in Kansas City but Jerry Jones says the 36-year-old is ready to get all of the snaps at that position Sunday against St. Louis. "I think he's starting to get in the area of physical shape that he wants to be in," Jones said Friday on the G-Bag Nation show on 105.3...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones names Brian Waters as a starter

Jerry Jones indicated during a radio interview with Dallas’ KRLD-FM that veteran Guard Brian Waters will get the starting nod over Mackenzy Bernadeau at RG. Waters is a 6 time Pro Bowler that has impressed Jones. “We thought Waters played good for the number of snaps he (had),” Jones said on his radio show aired on Dallas’ KRLD-FM. “So Waters will be in there. That...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: 2013 Week 2 NFL Power Rankings (#7)

After forcing just 16 takeaways last season, the Cowboys forced 6 against the Giants week 1. They won’t do that every week, but it’s just another sign that takeaways are very inconsistent on a year to year basis. They’re also very inconsistent on a week-to-week basis unfortunately for the Cowboys as teams who win the turnover battle by 5 have a turnover margin of -0.4 the following...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign veteran Waters to help at guard

The Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran guard Brian Waters to bolster a position plagued by injuries since the start of training camp. The team reported on its website that Waters signed a one-year deal Tuesday night. He will get $1.5 million in base salary. Waters signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie fullback 14 years ago out of North Texas before going on to a 10-year...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys offense evolves from idealistic to realistic

If you can read anything from the preseason (and we all know it is dangerous to think you can), then you attempt to carefully read the one time in the exhibition season where both teams admit they are running out the starters for an elongated amount of time. And when that "dress rehearsal" week is against a team that has been in the playoffs in 2011 and 2012 and is attempting...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys' preseason game is more than a mere dress rehearsal

The next-to-last preseason game is traditionally the "dress rehearsal" for an NFL team's starting lineup, but there's more on the line for the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday than merely getting their lines memorized. The Cowboys have some serious work to do if they want to be ready for the season opener. Sept. 8 against the Giants. Last week's preseason loss against...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Cowboys' pursuit of G Brian Waters is 'Dead'

The Dallas Cowboys' pursuit of free-agent guard Brian Waters is "a dead deal'' a source told adding that "it looks like he just doesn't want to play football." Waters 36 a six-time Pro Bowler who has been away from the game for over a year. Dallas was in discussions with him and with ex-Jets guard Brandon Moore. But both players...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Leary injury latest setback at guard for Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are dealing with yet another setback at guard after Ron Leary was sent home for more examinations on a right knee that probably needs surgery. Coach Jason Garrett said Thursday the team didn't consider the injury serious and hoped to have Leary back at practice in ''a couple of weeks.'' Leary got a late start at training camp because of a...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys still looking for more offensive lineman

Waters (54) while with the New England Patriots Although the offensive line earned high praise after Friday’s night 19-17 loss to the Raiders, there is speculation that the Cowboys will make some moves to address their depth on the line. After being rebuffed by Brandon Moore, many sources including ESPN’s Adam Schefter have indicated that the ‘Boys have targeted guard Brian...
August 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Dallas Cowboys Training Camp: News And Notes, August 2-9

It's always a busy time when the first preseason games roll around, a chance to pull on the pads, play and hit in real game time situations as opposed to slowing down in training drills. The Cowboys had the added dimension of a trip to Canton to play in the annual Hall of Fame game. So in a busy week lets try and pick out the bones of a hectic week for the Dallas Cowboys.First...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys facing glaring holes in offensive line

In their third week of training camp in sunny Oxnard, Calif., it suddenly dawned on the Dallas Cowboys they could use a starting right guard. They may have stumbled into a starter at left guard with undrafted Ron Leary, but their collection of retreads don't offer many other options. And that's what led the Cowboys to sign former Jets guard Brandon "Buttfumble"...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys facing glaring holes in offensive line

In their third week of training camp in sunny Oxnard, Calif., it suddenly dawned on the Dallas Cowboys they could use a starting right guard. They may have stumbled into a starter at left guard with undrafted Ron Leary, but their collection of retreads don't offer many other options. And that's what led the Cowboys to sign former Jets guard Brandon "Buttfumble"...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys' OL injuries getting serious

Tony Romo drew plenty of laughs when he joked on the first day of training camp that his offensive line looked good ''running up and down the sideline.'' It's getting to the point where it's not funny for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has had injury problems at guard since training camp started more than two weeks ago. And now the Cowboys are in serious pursuit...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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