The Dallas Cowboys desperately needed help at the offensive tackle position after starting left tackle Tyron Smith suffered a significant injury last month that will keep him out for months, and it looks like the Cowboys are signing a nine-time Pro Bowler to fill that void, bringing in Jason Peters.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Cowboys have come to terms with Peters on Monday, locking him down before the start of the 2022 season.
The #Cowboys have agreed to terms with future Hall of Fame OT Jason Peters, source said. Another year for the 40-year-old who figures to help Dallas at a position of need. The former #Eagles legend lives in Texas and now joins his hometown team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2022
“The #Cowboys have agreed to terms with future Hall of Fame OT Jason Peters, source said Another year for the 40-year-old who figures to help Dallas at a position of need. The former #Eagles legend lives in Texas and now joins his hometown team,” Rapoport said in a Tweet.
Even though Peters will likely be the team’s starter, potentially even by week one, he will begin the season on the practice squad to ease him back into the game since he didn’t go through training camp like the rest of the team, according to Todd Archer.
The Cowboys have agreed to a deal with Jason Peters that will have the veteran offensive tackle on the practice squad, according to source. This allows Peters, 40, to ease into work after not going to a training camp.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 5, 2022
Peters is one of the most accomplished tackles in the league, making nine Pro Bowls and winning a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021. At 40 years old, he’s not the player he was in his prime, but he’s still more than capable of playing at a high level and will undoubtedly help the Cowboys this year.