IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday guard Brian Waters could play in the Week 2 game at Kansas City.
Waters, who was signed last week by the Cowboys after missing the 2012 season, is still working on his conditioning. He's done some pre-practice work with the first-and-second teams but no team drills during a practice. Waters is also working out daily with the Cowboys' strength and conditioning staff in the hopes of getting ready to play soon.
"Waters was actually amazing that he was able to move," Jones said on his twice-weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. "He had a lot of the football things that you have to do, apart from just his endurance. So I think there's a chance he could play some too."
The Cowboys started Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ronald Leary at the guard spots in the Week 1 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. If Waters is able to play against the Chiefs, he could rotate at right guard, where Bernadeau plays.
To build continuity along the line, Waters might be active for the Chiefs game but not play.
"We believe he is getting closer," coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "He did a good job last week. He got better and better each and every day. He’ll keep working hard and hopefully we will get him back here soon enough."