Jason Peters: Eagles' offensive line is better than Cowboys'
Although the Dallas Cowboys' offensive linemen aren't interested in discussing it, there is a lot of offseason chatter about them being the best unit in the NFL.
According to Philadelphia Eagles perennial All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters, the Eagles' offensive line is simply a better unit overall. Peters says 2014's leading rusher and former Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will find no trouble repeating his success behind the Eagles' line.
"[Murray] was the rushing champ last year," Peters said, per Chris McPherson of Eagles.com. "He almost broke the record. For him to come here and not duplicate that, that would discredit us a little bit with the Dallas offensive line. We've got to make sure he gets his yards. That's a big challenge. The Dallas offensive line is good. We're just better. We're going to make sure he gets his yards."
Peters' comments came earlier this week before the Eagles decided to release two-time Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis. With Mathis on the roster in 2014, Peters was technically correct in his assessment of the two offensive lines, according to Pro Football Focus. Per PFF, while the Cowboys' offensive line finished as the second-best unit in run blocking, the Eagles were the best. There was also a major gap in their run-blocking grades from the Eagles' unit to the Cowboys' unit.
Peters' comments are sure to stir up some commotion in the Cowboys' locker room. When the Eagles and Cowboys match up for their first of two meetings during the regular season, you can be sure that the Cowboys will use these comments as bulletin board material.
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