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Free agent offensive tackle Jason Peters, 40, meets with Cowboys

Aug 21, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) looks on from the sideline during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. The Buffalo Bills won 41-15. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent left tackle Jason Peters met with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday.

Owner Jerry Jones said he planned to meet with the 40-year-old veteran following Peters’ physical exams.

Earlier this week, Jones insisted he was comfortable entering the season with untested 21-year-old rookie Tyler Smith at left tackle.

Peters, with 218 career NFL starts under his belt, could serve as a mentor for the 2022 first-round pick at a critical position.

Peters could also provide needed depth with veteran starter Tyron Smith on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Peters started 15 games for the Chicago Bears in 2021 after earning nine Pro Bowl selections in 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Philadelphia Eagles (2009-20).

Undrafted out of Arkansas in 2004, Peters has started 218 of his 228 career NFL games. He won a ring with the Eagles in Super Bowl LII and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s.

The Cowboys open the season at home Sept. 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

–Field Level Media