Jason Peters was informed he will be active and could even start the first game of his 18th NFL season when the Dallas Cowboys face the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football.”
The news was good for linebacker Micah Parsons (illness), who is planning to play despite missing practice this week, but wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee) will not suit up, NFL Network reported.
It would be career game No. 229 for Peters, but where Dallas might plug him in was unclear.
Parsons was home this week because he felt ill starting Wednesday but repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19, owner Jerry Jones said on Friday.
Gallup worked in every practice and is approaching clearance for his first game action since tearing his ACL in January.
Peters practiced last week at guard and tackle, his customary position in 15 starts with the Chicago Bears last year and as a standout for the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills before that. Jones said last week Peters was “not ready” to play in Week 3.
Plans apparently changed, and multiple outlets reported Peters was expected to be active for the 1-1 Cowboys.
Per ESPN Stats and Research, Parsons has 15 pass rush “wins” through two games, which was best in the NFL — and better than seven teams entering Week 3. He has four sacks in two games.
The 40-year-old Peters signed with the Cowboys when the team learned of the severity of left tackle Tyron Smith’s knee injury prior to Week 1. A few days after the Sept. 11 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Peters visited Dallas and was signed to a one-year deal.
–Field Level Media