Cowboys Receive Awful Injury News On Key Offensive Player

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The Dallas Cowboys have done an excellent job so far this season navigating all of the injuries on their roster. Coming into the season they were already behind the eight-ball on the offensive line when Tyron Smith required surgery to repair a torn hamstring.

The offensive line for the Cowboys was once among the best in the NFL as they had great players at every spot. However, because of injuries and players either retiring or moving on to other teams, the performance of the line has begun eroding.

Injuries have plagued them, but they have pieced things together well. This year, after Smith was lost to injury again, the Cowboys signed Jason Peters to help fill the void. The 40-year-old former All-Pro has been playing a part-time role for the team in the last two weeks. Unfortunately for the Eagles and Peters, he will not be out there this week. 

In fact, we may not see Peters back on the field for a few weeks as he has suffered an injury of his own. The news of the injury was provided by John Machota of The Athletic. He reported that Peters could miss multiple games because of a chest injury.

It is terrible timing, as Peters’ role was expected to grow in Week 5 when the Cowboys are set to face off against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. He played 14 snaps in Week 3 and 21 in Week 4. With him injured, Connor McGovern will receive a majority of the snaps at left guard.

When the injury occurred is unknown, but it is fair to guess that it happened sometime on Friday as he was not present on the injury report Wednesday or Thursday. Matt Waletzko will likely now be active as the backup behind McGovern, but the Cowboys’ entire game plan will have to be adjusted as Waletzko has played one snap all season.