Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters described the fanbase, as his Dallas Cowboys get ready for their Week 6 matchup.
While some of the Sunday Night Football games have been far from the most exciting, there is a big fight feel on the Week 6 edition. The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles take on the 4-1 Dallas Cowboys, where the winner will hold first place in the NFC East.
The success of the Cowboys early this season is a bit shocking, not just because quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a right thumb fracture in Week 1, but they lost left tackle Tyron Smith for the majority of the season due to a torn hamstring. Looking for depth, the team signed Jason Peters, former Philadelphia Eagles tackle.
Ahead of the Week 6 game, Peters talked about the rivalry between both teams and their fanbases. Peters called Eagles fans “f***ing idiots when it comes to the camaraderie and the Cowboys.” But Peters meant that in an endearing way. You can read Peters’ quote in The Athletic’s Jon Machota’s tweet below:
Jason Peters gives Eagles fans a compliment ahead of Week 6 game
For Peters, he did stress that it is another game, but brings up how much love he has for the city of Philadelphia. You can see Peters’ quote in the tweet below, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
Peters joined the Eagles back in 2009 after spending his first five seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He became part of Philadelphia’s dominant offensive line that eventually helped the team win their first ever Super Bowl title.
But after the 2020 season, he became a free agent. After a one season stint with the Chicago Bears, Peters signed on with the Cowboys just before the start of the 2022 campaign.
It is unknown if Peters will be able to play in the upcoming game, as he is coming back from a chest injury that kept him out of the team’s Week 5 contest against the Los Angeles Rams. He did practice with the team on Wednesday as a limited participant.
Cowboys vs. Eagles in Philadelphia will be quite the environment for some primetime football this Sunday, even more so given the stakes the game carries.