Cowboys target former Eagles All-Pro as Tyron Smith replacement

With Tyron Smith out long-term, the Dallas Cowboys are looking outside the organization for help at the position. Jason Peters, formerly of the Eagles, could be a solution.

He’s 40 years old but Peters can still play at a productive level and in a key position. Left tackle is not an easy spot to play on the offensive line. Often players find themselves on an island. If they screw up, the quarterback’s health (and therefore his own roster spot) could be in jeopardy.

Peters has held this position for years. And while he can’t move like he used to with the Philadelphia Eagles, Peters remains able to stand in for Smith if the cowboys want to hire him.

Per Focus on professional football, Peters received a grade of 77.5 in Chicago last year at the age of 39. If he plays anywhere near that level in 2021, Dallas would sign him immediately.

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Dallas still trusts their offensive line without Smith – but the 31-year-old is one of the best players at his position for a reason. He is expected to be out at least until December and possibly longer.

Peter’s isn’t All-Pro he was in Philadelphia once. He made nine straight Pro Bowls with the Bills and Eagles from 2007-2016 (down from 2012 when he missed the entire season) and was a two-time All-Pro in 2011 and 2013.

Peters, a future Hall of Famer, has stayed in form this offseason with intentions to play for a rival team in need of offensive line support. Dallas certainly counts as that.

With Smith now on injured reserve, Dallas must protect Dak Prescott at all costs. This is where Peters comes in should they decide to get the right price. Cowboys target former Eagles All-Pro as Tyron Smith replacement

John Verrall

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