The Dallas Cowboys will have help coming back this week on the offensive side of the ball in veteran Jason Peters. While it may not be Dak Prescott coming back at quarterback, they do have someone that is a space eater on the O-line.
Left Tackle Peters has been activated for tonight’s game against the shocking 2-0 New York Giants. This game is very important to both teams because they’re divisional rivals.
How Peters came to the Cowboys
Peters signed with the Cowboys prior to Week 1, but was unable to play against Tampa Bay (L, 19-3). He also didn’t perform Week 2 over the Cincinnati Bengals (W, 20-17). According to ESPN, Peters signed with the team after, “the Cowboys lost eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith until at least December because of a torn hamstring.” He required major surgery.
Peters, (40) is the second-oldest player in the NFL, with Tom Brady (45) being the oldest.
In 17 NFL seasons, Peters has received nine Pro Bowl selections and has been honored twice for an All-Pro, making him a possible candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Other Teams Peters played on
Buffalo Bills (2004-2009)
Jason Peters was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Arkansas as a tight end. In 2006, he beat out former 2002 draft bust Mike Williams for the starting right tackle position. Peters played right tackle to start out 2007 until after Week 7, when in a reorganization of the line, he was moved to the starting left tackle position. In 2007, Peters had a career year and was named a starter at left tackle for the AFC Pro Bowl team. Joe Thomas replaced him as a starter.
The outstanding left tackle’s 2008 season was a miserable one as he was unhappy with his contract prior to the season. He did not attend any of the Bills offseason workouts to include the Bills mandatory minicamps.
On July 25, 2008, Adam Schefter of the NFL Network announced that Peters would be a no-go for Bills Training Camp at Saint John Fisher College. Training camp ended on August 20, 2008, and still, Peters wasn’t present for all of the team’s preseason’s games. He finally ended his holdout on September 5, 2008, two days before the Bills home opener against the Seattle Seahawks.
The left tackle had a subpar season in 2008, but after it ended, it was obvious he wasn’t happy being in Orchard Park.
Philadelphia Eagles (2009-2021)
On April 17, 2009, the Bills traded Peters to the Philadelphia Eagles for their first round pick (28th overall in 2009) Eric Wood, a fourth round pick in 2009, Shawn Nelson and a conditional sixth round pick in 2010, Danny Batten. Later that day, the Eagles signed Peters to a six-year, $60 million for him to remain in Philadelphia throughout 2014.
Peters was chosen to the 2010 and 2011 Pro Bowl as a starter and was a 2010 second-team All-Pro selection. On March 28, 2012, Peter ruptured his Achilles tendon while working out in the offseason. He ruptured it again in May 2012 after an equipment malfunction he was using to move around his house.
On Feb 26, 2014, Peters signed a new five year deal for $51.3 million with the Eagles.
On June 14, 2017, Peters signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles through the 2019 season. On October 23, 2017, during Monday Night Football against the Redskins (Commanders). he exited the contest with an apparent right knee injury.
The next night, Peters tore both his ACL and MCL in his right knee, ending his 2017 season. The Eagles ended up winning Super Bowl 52 (41-33) over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, earning Peters his first Super Bowl ring as a pro.
On March 11, 2019, Peters signed a one year contract to remain with the Eagles for the 2019 season. On July 17, 2020, Peters signed another one year deal to stay with the Eagles. He was supposed to start at right guard following an injury to Brandon Brooks.
He was placed on injured reserve on October 3, 2020 with a football injury. He was activated on October 31, 2020. He was placed back on injured reserve on December 12, 2020, ending his season.
Chicago Bears (2021)
On August 16, 2021, Peters signed with the Chicago Bears. He started in 15 games out of 17 in 2021.
Dallas Cowboys (2022)
On September 5, 2022, Jason Peters signed with the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
The Giants and the Cowboys have played 120 times since 1960. Dallas leads the all time series 71-47-2. The Cowboys swept both games last year with the Giants last victory in the series taking place in Week 17 of the 2020 season.
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