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Regulators set to provide protection in Dallas

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) There is a new group of Regulators in town. They have been brought here to make things right. Forget all the crimes that have been committed against the Cowboys’ offensive line in the past few seasons, all that is behind us now. There is a newly formed posse in Dallas that will have no mercy on opposing defensives. The Cowboys assembled this...
Via Down and Distance
19 days ago  |  Discuss

After further review – preseason Dallas vs Miami

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The Dallas Cowboys rode into Miami Gardens, Florida for the final dress rehearsal against the Dolphins. This is the only preseason game that will feature the majority of starters for both squads. Several big stories emerged from this contest. Tony Romo played the entire first half. Once again, the offensive line had its growing pains. Ronald...
Via Down and Distance
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Lions, Redskins, & Steelers

  Bills HC Doug Marrone mentioned that rookie Seantrel Henderson could be their starting right tackle this season. (Chris Brown) Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas was held out of Saturday’s preseason game due to disciplinary reasons. (Rick Stroud) Cowboys The competition between Ron Leary and Mackenzy Bernadeau for the left guard job “is close.” (David Moore) There’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Guard Leary returns to practice

Ron Leary started all 16 games at left guard last season, but he trails Mackenzy Bernadeau in the battle for the starting job. Leary missed the first six practices after straining his hamstring in a non-sanctioned conditioning test last week. “Ron has played a lot of football for us, and he’s still a young player who needs a lot of snaps,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Offense Preview: Offensive Line

Everything seemed to fall in place for the Cowboys’ offensive line last year. Tyron Smith continued his evolution into one of the premiere tackles in football. Doug Free found his game again. Travis Frederick exceeded all expectations as a rookie starter. Both guards, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ronald Leary, were solid players with no significant liability. Everyone stayed healthy...
Via Cowboys Addicts
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at a Possible Bernadeau-Jenkins Swap

This is one of the worst times in the NFL season. League activity takes place virtually year round, but from about mid-June to late July, the league seems to be at almost a standstill. This time of year is what I like to refer to as “Speculation Season”. Media outlets don’t have much to talk about during this time, so they are digging deep to find any sort of story. That...
Via The Sideline
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart Analysis: Offensive Line

Depth ChartStarting LineupLT -Tyron Smith - 4th Season(All with Cowboys)LG -Mackenzy Bernadeau - 7th Season(3rd with Cowboys)C -Travis Frederick - 2nd Season(2013 1st round pick)RG -Zack Martin - Rookie(1st round pick)RT -Doug Free - 8th Season(All with Cowboys)ReservesT -Jeremy Parnell - 5th Season(All with Cowboys)T -Darrion Weems - 3rd Season(All with Cowboys)T -John Wetzel -...
Via Football Nation
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Cowboys Could Lose Their Starting Jobs in 2014?

Now that free agency and the draft are complete, we are slowly getting a better grasp of what this team will look like in 2014. The biggest need heading into this offseason was the defense and depth across the board. The Cowboys have been very calculating in every decision; from releasing DeMarcus Ware; letting Jason Hatcher walk; to going heavy on defense in the draft. So now, its...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Martin expected to start right away for the Cowboys

Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com believes rookie offensive lineman Zach Martin will start right away for the Cowboys. This guy will step right in and start at one of the guard spots this year, presumably the right side for Mackenzy Bernadeau, who probably handles the backup roles at both guard and center. There has been talk of Martin returning to his collegiate position of tackle...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Tireball.com
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...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 10, 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...
Via Football Nation
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Football Nation
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Pro Football Zone
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...
Via The Football Fan Spot
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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 FOXSportsSouthwest.com 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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