By Max Harper
Jason Peters toiled admirably for the Eagles from 2009 to 2020, 12 seasons when he earned the nickname The Bodyguard at left tackle, winning All Pro designation in 2011 and 2013.
So, even though he’s 40 and left the nest to play for the Bears last season, it is still disconcerting to see JP in a Cowboys cap!
How much does Peters have left for Dallas?
Probably not much.
He’ll start working out with the practice squad this week.
That means if he shows he’s still got it, it’d make sense to roll him out there at left tackle and have rookie Tyler Smith start out at guard to try and get your best combination of five on the field. And the truth is, talented as Smith is (he’s got a boatload of ability), the knock on him coming out of Tulsa was that he was pretty raw. So another benefit of having him at guard rather than left tackle to begin with is that the lumps he does take won’t be as visible.
Peters could be a really good mentor for Smith, given that Peters himself had a lot to learn about playing left tackle after coming into the league and making the switch over from tight end, where he played in college and initially for Buffalo.