An Eagles legend might be returning to the NFC East. Only, it’s not for the Eagles.
According to ESPN NFL Nation reporter Todd Archer, the Cowboys are set to bring in long-time tackle Jason Peters for a visit.
After 11 seasons with Philadelphia, Peters spent 2021 with the Bears. Surprisingly, he provided them with decent play through 15 games, putting up a PFF grade of 77.5. However, he did allow six sacks, tied for 14th most in the league.
Given that the Cowboys face the daunting task of trying to navigate most (or all) of the upcoming season without eight-time Pro-Bowler Tyron Smith, it’s only natural they look to Peters, 40. In terms of viable starters available this close before the season starts, it’s slim pickings.
However, this could actually be a very good thing for Philly.
Eagles Fans Should Want The Cowboys To Sign Peters
Okay, yes, the idea of a Philadelphia fan-favorite and future Hall-of-Famer donning the star is gross in theory. But as far as this year is concerned, Peters carries a lot of risk with him.
He hasn’t played a full season since 2018, and has only done that twice since 2015. Given his age and past injury concerns, that feat seems nearly impossible for him to pull off again.
There’s also his play. While he had a better season with Chicago than in years past, it’s clear he’s long past his prime. While he’ll provide veteran experience, leadership, and versatility, he won’t be living up to the level the Cowboys had with Smith:
#Bears source on Cowboys interest in Jason Peters likes him as swing tackle and veteran presence, says he’s great in locker room. As for playing ability at 40 years old, source said, “Going to jump offsides one time a game. Will get beat a couple times.”
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) August 31, 2022
Allowing six sacks in 15 games is a pretty good indicator of lost edge, and I’m sure the Eagles’ pass rushers would love to have a go at Peters for a nice sendoff.
So yeah, you should be rooting for Peters to sign with Dallas, even if it might sting. Plus, you can give him one more round of applause this season at the Linc, so there’s a little upside too.