Former offensive tackle for Bills, Eagles, and Bears, Jason Peters has joined the Dallas Cowboys practice squad ahead of the 2022-23 regular NFL season.
Following his draft in 2004, Jason Raynard Peters has been a known face in the NFL scene since. Peter was seriously injured in 2022 putting his career at risk. He had to spend a large part of the 2021 season as an injured reserve for the Chicago Bears. Several speculations were being about whether the 40-year-old will come back to the NFL. Putting an end to all the doubts, the texas-born is finally returning to the NFL as he joins the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.
According to a report from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Peters has just signed a contract with the Cowboys agreeing to the terms of the contract less than one week before the start of the 2022 regular season. Peters was announced by his new team officially sometime later.
Welcome to #CowboysNation, Jason! ⭐️
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 5, 2022
The Cowboys decided to buy Jason Peters as their left tackle Tyron Smith was forced out for the rest of the year following a big injury. Nevertheless, it will take time for the former Super Bowl champion to get into the main lineup. He is a part of the practice squad as of now. He needs to work his way up before replacing the rookie Tyler Smith, who is going to be the first alternative to Tyron in the main lineup. Asked to reflect on the addition of Peters to the team, head coach of the Cowboys, Mike McCarthy, said, “It is about adding depth (to the squad).”
From what we have gathered, the veteran OT is not counted as a key player for the Dallas Cowboys. Instead, he will be used more as an emergency alternative for the 2022-23 season.