Cowboys Offensive Lineman Doubtful for Week 5

The Dallas Cowboys will have to wait a little bit longer to see just how much offensive lineman Jason Peters can bring to the table. The nine-time Pro Bowler is doubtful for the team's Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams due to a chest injury suffered in practice.  Peters joined the Cowboys in September following an injury to franchise left tackle Tyron Smith. An eight-time Pro Bowler himself, Smith suffered a devastating torn hamstring in an August practice and is projected to miss most if not all of the season.

Peters was expected to work his way into the starting lineup sooner than later, but he's been slow to acclimate in Dallas, playing a mere 35 snaps through four games. Peters was effective when healthy last year, earning a 77.5 overall grade from Pro Football Focus with the Chicago Bears in 2021. At 40 years old, it's possible he simply needs a bit more time to round into game shape.
Peters has had a long, storied run since entering the league as an undrafted tight end conversion project with the Buffalo Bills way back in 2004. He forged himself into a future Hall of Famer following a blockbuster trade to the Philadelphia Eagles, making seven consecutive Pro Bowls and winning a Super Bowl in 2017. Whenever he decides to hang up his cleats, he won't have to wait long for his moment in the sun at Canton.

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