Cowboys may get offensive line enhance with Jason Peters

Published:Mar 9, 202417:05

By David Helman
FOX Sports activities Dallas Cowboys Author

The dream of including some offensive line assistance is alive and effectively at The Star. 

Because the Dallas Cowboys proceed to fine-tune their roster forward of Week 1, staff proprietor and basic supervisor Jerry Jones confirmed Friday that veteran offensive deal with Jason Peters is on the staff's facility for a bodily. Conferences a few potential deal are anticipated to comply with. 

Peters has been the dominant storyline of the previous week, because the Cowboys have been linked to the nine-time Professional Bowler since they made their ultimate roster cuts Tuesday. 

The reasoning ought to be apparent. Having misplaced Tyron Smith for many, if not all the common season, the roster appears perilously suppose on the offensive deal with spot. Apart from Terence Steele, the Cowboys' solely three choices to play left deal with — Tyler Smith, Matt Waletzko and Josh Ball — have by no means appeared in a regular-season sport. 

Clearly, there may be the caveat that Tyler Smith was the staff's first-round decide, chosen No. 24 general on this 12 months's NFL draft. The Cowboys proceed to trace that the rookie from Tulsa will get the primary crack at taking part in left deal with. 

Jones acknowledged Friday morning that, although it's going to probably include some rising pains, he thinks Smith can provide the Cowboys enough left deal with play immediately. 

"He is acquired every thing we hoped and extra once we drafted him," Jones advised 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas. "Do I want we had Tyron? Sure. Will we get Tyron again? Probably. However within the meantime, he will are available and get a Harvard Physician's diploma in taking part in left deal with between from time to time. Will we pay some value with it? Sure. Can we win with him paying the worth? I believe so, sure." 

It might nonetheless be sensible so as to add depth, and that is the place Peters is available in. The 40-year-old has began 218 video games throughout a adorned profession. Along with the 9 Professional Bowls, he was a first-team All-Professional for the Eagles in each 2011 and 2013 and was named to the 2010s All-Decade Group. 

After 16 seasons, it would be a mistake to imagine the Cowboys can be getting that degree of play. However Peters proved in 15 begins for the Chicago Bears in 2021 that he can nonetheless get the job completed. If Smith is not fairly prepared for the highlight, Peters may step in and begin. 

And in a extra favorable situation the place Smith is up for the problem, Peters would probably be essentially the most skilled swing deal with within the league. It makes excellent sense why the Cowboys would pursue a take care of Peters. Now all they should do is shut it.

David Helman covers the Dallas Cowboys for FOX Sports activities. He beforehand spent 9 seasons protecting the Cowboys for the staff’s official web site. In 2018, he received a regional Emmy for his function in producing "Dak Prescott: A Household Reunion" in regards to the quarterback’s time at Mississippi State. Comply with him on Twitter @davidhelman_.

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