4 options for the Cowboys at swing tackle other than Josh Ball

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2. Jason Peters

There’s no other lineman in the NFL right now with more experience than Jason Peters. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 328 pounds, Peters came from out of nowhere to become a star in the league.

Undrafted out of Arkansas after playing tight end, he appeared in five games as a rookie in 2004 for the Buffalo Bills. By his second season, he was a regular member of the offensive line as he played in every game with 10 starts.

Peters wound up playing five seasons with the Bills but then was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 for three picks, with a first-round selection being the key piece in that trade. He then signed a six-year deal worth $60 million. Peters not only lived up to that contract but also earned himself an extension in 2014, which was worth $51.3 million for five seasons.

In all, Peters played 11 years in Philly and won a Super Bowl with them. He departed in free agency last season and at the age of 39, joined the Chicago Bears and started 15 games. Overall, he was graded above average and despite turning 40 years of age, he still wants to continue his NFL career.

Peters has lost a step, but again, he won’t be expected to start every game in Dallas. Instead, he would be someone that could play in heavy packages and can start should Tyron Smith miss any time.