The Dallas Cowboys placed veteran guard Brian Waters on injured reserve on Saturday and signed cornerback Micah Pellerin off the practice squad.
Waters suffered a triceps injury against Detroit last week and reportedly was hoping to avoid surgery, but the Cowboys need an extra cornerback with Morris Claiborne missing due to a hamstring injury. The only other corners on the 53-man roster are Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick and B.W. Webb.
Waters, a 13-year veteran who played most of his career in Kansas City, had started five games since signing with the Cowboys on Sept. 4. Mackenzy Bernadeau will replace Waters in the starting lineup.