Philadelphia Eagles star LT Jason Peters will have a lighter task than usual this week against the Dallas Cowboys, as DeMarcus Ware will be out with an injury he sustained in last week’s win over the Washington Redskins. Peters was also injured in Week 6, as he injured his shoulder against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was able to return. He did some running yesterday, and CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly stated that Jason Peters will practice today.
Peters’s shoulder injury is considered quite minor, and it would be an utter shock to see him miss this week’s rivalry game. He isn’t playing like an elite left tackle anymore (likely due to injuries), but he has still been very good and is an extremely important part of the Eagles offense. His run blocking has been solid throughout the year, and he has done an excellent job of giving Eagles star RB LeSean McCoy plentiful running lanes.
The Eagles will most likely start Nick Foles this week against the Cowboys, as Michael Vick’s hamstring is worse than initially expected. That means Peters will once again be blocking the blindside of the quarterback, and he should have another strong week here in Week 7. I doubt the injury has a noticeable effect on his play.