Cowboys’ Jason Peters shows love to Eagles fans ahead of Week 6 matchup
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Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer
- Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003
- Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins
- Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children
FRISCO, Texas — Jason Peters spent 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a Pro Bowler nine more times and won a Super Bowl there. He is a better Eagles fan than most.
He is now on the other side of the NFC East rivalry as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and will make his return to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
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And he meant this in the nicest way possible: “I just know the Philly fans are f—ing idiots. “
“But they know that. Peters stated that they pride themselves on being vulgar and nasty. They will spit on you. They will throw stuff. They are proud of that. Philly fans are the wildest fans I know. “
Peters is downplaying his return. He said it would have meant more if he had played there last year after joining the Chicago Bears. He even said, “It’s just another sport for me.” “
But Philadelphia meant — and means — a lot to him.
“I got my first Super Bowl. Peters stated that he laid many bricks there. “Philly, that is my city. It’ll be great if we can beat them just to go back. “
Peters said he had a few ex-Eagles teammates text him Wednesday. One might have called him while he was in his locker room.
“They know what I bring to the table, and they’re going to be prepared for it. No doubt,” Peters said. They know what’s ahead of them. “
A rib cartilage injury kept Peters out of last week’s win against the Los Angeles Rams. After being signed by the Cowboys, Peters had only played a few series at left guard in the two previous games. He was limited in practice Wednesday, but said he would be fine.
And Peters thinks he knows what will come from the Eagles fans as he wears the Cowboys’ star.
“Them fans, they so wild. He said that they might throw stuff at me. “I don’t expect anything worse than them throwing stuff at my face. “
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