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Brief: Former UNT player Brian Waters signed by Dallas Cowboys

Brief: Former UNT player Brian Waters signed by Dallas Cowboys

Brief: Former UNT player Brian Waters signed by Dallas Cowboys
September 03
22:02 2013

Tim Cato / Sports Editor

As Mean Green football players practice in preparation to play in this weekend’s game, another player affiliated with UNT is doing the same on a slightly larger scale.

The Dallas Cowboys announced the signing of former UNT player Brian Waters. The 1999 graduate spent three years at tight end for the Mean Green, recording 86 receptions and nine touchdowns, but moved to defensive end his senior year. Brad Sham, the Cowboys broadcaster, broke the news on twitter earlier tonight.

— Brad Sham (@Boys_Vox) September 3, 2013

Waters was signed out of college as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys, but was later cut. The Kansas City Chiefs gave him a contract and moved him to offensive line, where he would play the next 11 seasons and be named on the NFL All-Pro team twice.

He joins former Mean Green running back Lance Dunbar in Dallas – two of the five UNT players in the NFL. The other three are running back Jamize Olawale with the Oakland Raiders, running back Patrick Cobbs with the New Orleans Saints and linebacker Craig Robertson with the Cleveland Browns.

Waters and the Cowboys had been in talks for nearly a month, but reports said talk between the two parties had died off. Dallas owner Jerry Jones had refused to completely dismiss the topic.

“I just don’t want to rule it out,” Jones said to ESPN Dallas. “I don’t want to give promise. I don’t want to talk out of the side of my mouth. I just don’t want to close the door.”

Waters is not expected to play in the Cowboys first game on Sept. 8 will be available after that.

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