The Dallas Cowboys have moved closer to signing free agent offensive tackle Jason Peters. the old Philadelphia Eagles player (and Chicago Bears) was at the Star for a medical and meetings with the front office. It all went well, so the team and Peters moved into negotiations.
Negotiations have begun with Jason Peters, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The veteran OT underwent a physical and had a very productive series of meetings with club officials at The Star earlier today.
—David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) September 2, 2022
Dallas has been in desperate need of offensive tackle help since Tyron Smith’s injury. First-round pick Tyler Smith is the likely candidate to start at left tackle should Peters not join the team. If Peters signs today, it will be interesting to see if the Cowboys decide to play him in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Bucs, or will they wait a week and play Smith, letting Peters acclimate.
It would make sense for them to sign Peters as a starter, so it’s likely that Smith will return to left guard once Peters is ready to leave. Either way, the Cowboys desperately need Peters on the roster.
UPDATE: It doesn’t look like anything will happen soon in an official capacity.
A person with information on the Cowboys’ talks with Jason Peters said if anything official happens, it will happen on Monday. The Cowboys need to switch rosters to make room for Peters.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) September 2, 2022