The Cowboys officially signed 9x pro bowler and 6x all-pro offensive tackle Jason Peters on Monday to the practice squad.
Peters will start on the practice squad as he works his way into football shape. The Cowboys will have the option to call Peters up to the 53-man roster three times during the season. However, that is not expected during the “ramp up” period.
“This is about adding depth and bringing in another excellent player into your program,” head coach Mike McCarthy said.
Peters said that he has already started hearing from some of his former Eagle teammates and fans when he was signing with the Cowboys. Peters hasn’t gotten back to them yet. He said it’s a little weird wearing Dallas blue. “The Dallas and Eagle rivalry go deep so it’s kinda weird but I’m here in my home state and ready to roll.”
When asked about Jerry Jones’ sales pitch, Peters said. “Go Hogs!” as Peters attended the University of Arkansas college.
Also, during Peter’s initial meeting with the media in Dallas, Peters said that he wants to help the young OL. Tyler Smith said he is already learning from Peters. “Getting out of your stance is the most important part. Drop hips. Be accurate with your hands. How to make core tight.” Those small things go a long way, Smith said.
Smith is expected to start Week 1 while Peters goes through his ramp-up period.
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