He was a teammate of coach Jason Garrett’s briefly in 1999, when he was trying to make the team as a fullback/tight end out of North Texas. He knows Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware from Pro Bowls and their work with the NFL Players Association.
He knows nobody better on the team than cornerback Brandon Carr.
They were teammates for three years in Kansas City, and as a fifth-round rookie out of Grand Valley State, Carr sought advice from Waters frequently.
“Just a great teammate,” Carr said. “More of an off-the-field mentor. He just taught me how to be a pro, how to conduct myself both on and off the field with things like that.”
Carr now tries to pay it forward the way Waters did with him.
“You see me in the locker room talking to young guys or trying to take young guys under my wing, it’s the same type of things that I was told when I came up,” Carr said.