Cowboys place Waters on season-ending IR

Updated: November 2, 2013, 1:35 PM ET

Todd Archer |

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys just could not hold the roster spot, so they placed right guard Brian Waters on injured reserve on Saturday.

The Cowboys needed the spot for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings for cornerback Micah Pellerin.

With Morris Claiborne out with a hamstring injury, the Cowboys needed Pellerin because they had only three corners on the 53-man roster in Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick and B.W. Webb.

Waters sought several opinions on his triceps injury, which he hurt in last week’s loss to the Detroit Lions. The Cowboys felt all along that he would need surgery, but the veteran wanted to see if he could find a way to play again in 2013.

Waters signed with the Cowboys on Sept. 4 and started the last five games. His one-year deal was for $1.5 million. He could have earned another $1.5 million in incentives, but will not meet the play-time requirements.

Mackenzy Bernadeau will replace Waters in the starting lineup.

Pellerin is the fourth practice squad player to be called up in as many weeks, joining Cameron Lawrence, Jason Vega and Jakar Hamilton. Vega has since been cut and re-signed to the practice squad.

  • Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003
  • Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins
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