Report: Cowboys close to signing 9-time Pro Bowler
The Dallas Cowboys were dealt a major blow when starting left tackle Tyron Smith suffered a significant knee injury in practice on Aug. 24, and they may have found a replacement.
The Cowboys are nearing an agreement with veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. While no deal has been finalized, there is “mutual interest” between the two sides.
Peters appeared in 15 games for the Chicago Bears last season. The 40-year-old spent 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before that and was consistently one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl every season from 2013-2016, and has been named a Pro Bowler nine times.
Assuming Peters is still in shape, you can understand why the Cowboys would be interested in him. They now need someone to protect Dak Prescott’s blind side until at least December, which is the earliest Smith is likely to return.
The Cowboys drafted a tackle in the first round when they selected Tulsa’s Tyler Smith. There was talk last week that Dallas reached out to another former Pro Bowler as a potential replacement for Tyron Smith, though that may not have happened.