NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys Meeting With 9-Time Pro Bowl Offensive Tackle

Apparently, the Dallas Cowboys are looking far and wide in their quest to replace injured left tackle Tyron Smith. According to ESPN Nation's Todd Archer, the team is scheduled to visit with offensive tackle Jason Peters:
Peters obviously comes with an incredible resume as a nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, but at 40 years old this season, handing him starting duties this late in the process seems like an awfully big risk. That being said, when he's on the field, Peters has proven he can still play effectively: Pro Football Focus gave him an overall grade of 77.5 in his 15 games for the Chicago Bears last season.
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After coming into the league with the Buffalo Bills as an oversized tight end, Peters successfully transitioned to offensive tackle and made himself into one of the league's premier players at the position. Already a star with the Bills, Peters was traded for a bounty of picks to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, where he made seven straight Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl in 2017. 

Given his Hall of Fame credentials and championship success, it's surprising Peters has yet to hang up his cleats. But considering he has maintained above-average play at the ever-crucial left tackle position for over a decade, what's the rush? If he didn't mind toiling last year on the struggling Bears, why shouldn't he be at least as happy with the Cowboys? 

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