Dallas Cowboys Nearing Deal With Star Tackle

The Dallas Cowboys were gutted by the devastating hamstring injury suffered by tackle Tyron Smith earlier in training camp, and have been looking all over for a replacement, even reportedly reaching out to retired legend Andrew Whitworth. It seems as though they may have finally found their replacement however, as after working out Eagles 9-time Pro Bowl tackle Jason Peters, the two sides are 'nearing a deal', according to Ian Rapoport.

The deal isn't close to being done today, but per reports, it's likely to be finalized by Monday sometime, as both sides have a mutual interest that would see Peters stay in the NFC East and contend for a playoff spot, and potentially a Super Bowl too. Peters has been one of the most consistent offensive linemen in the league over the past decade, and while Smith may be one of the best tackles in the game, Peters would be a fantastic replacement.

Ultimately, this is a great move for both sides as Dallas look to ground and pound their way back to the playoffs and to a deep Super Bowl run, and while it's not done yet, by all reports, it looks like there's a very good chance that this thing gets signed on Monday.

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