Jason Peters Signs Contract With Dallas Cowboys

Jason Peters

Jason Peters has signed a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Peters spent the 2021 season with the Chicago Bears.

Jason Peters, Dallas Cowboys, Agree to Contract

Peters finished his 17th season in the NFL last year. The 2021 season was the offensive tackle’s first with the Bears. He played in 15 of 17 regular-season games and started in all 15. Peters played in 88 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. He accounted for three penalties in the 2021 season; two false starts and one holding penalty.

Peters spent 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009 to 2019. He made the Pro Bowl in nine straight seasons from 2007 to 2016 (2012 excluded), seven of which were with the Eagles. Peters missed the entire 2012 season due to a ruptured Achilles he suffered during the offseason. He also earned AP First-Team All-Pro honors for the 2011 and 2013 seasons. Peters accounted for 77 penalties in 11 seasons with the Eagles. That was an average of just seven penalties per season.

The first five seasons of Peters’ career were with the Buffalo Bills. Although he was an undrafted rookie free agent, The Bills signed him to their practice squad. Peters was a special teamer and a tight end during his rookie season. However, offensive line coach Jim McNally mentored Peters that year, teaching him to become an offensive lineman. After appearing in just five games his rookie season, Peters became a regular contributor and offensive tackle in the years following the 2004 season.

From 2005 to 2008, Peters played in 60 games, starting in 54. Though he started out as a right tackle, Peters transitioned to left tackle in 2006. He earned his first two Pro Bowl bids in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Peters spent his college career with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. He played tight end in college, although he was originally recruited as a defensive lineman. Peters is from Queen City, TX. He played both Basketball and Football in high school.

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