The Dallas Cowboys continue to manipulate the roster. Veteran OT Jason Peters prepares for a visit

The Dallas Cowboys finalized their 53-man roster and filled out their practice squad on Wednesday with some creative roster management and manipulation.

But it’s still not the full complement of players who will open the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 11.

The team isn’t done making moves.

Veteran offensive tackle Jason Peters is scheduled to visit with the Cowboys, according to sources.

Peters, 40, started 15 games last year with the Chicago Bears. The 17-year veteran spent the previous 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

It’s more of a look, see with Peters, according to a league source.

If he does sign, look for Peters to serve as veteran insurance at left tackle behind rookie starter Tyler Smith, who still gets the start in place of the injured Tyron Smith.

Owner Jerry Jones and vice president Steven Jones said Tyler Smith is the target to start at left tackle against the Buccaneers.

Mike McCarthy said he would prefer not to discuss his starting line-up, citing competitive reasons. But he acknowledged that Tyler Smith was now working at left tackle after working at left guard in training camp.

He said Smith needs reps.

A day after being released for final cuts Tuesday, deep snapper Jake McQuaide and veteran special teams ace CJ Goodwin were re-signed Wednesday after Tyron Smith (knee/hamstring) and receiver James Washington (foot) were transferred on injured reserve.

NFL rules state that injured players must be on the active roster for at least one day before going on injured reserve if they are to be reinstated at any point in the regular season.

Washington is due in October and Smith could return in December.

McQuaide and Goodwin knew they were coming back as they had an agreement with the Cowboys that they would re-sign within 24 hours.

As veterans, they were not subject to waivers.

It was a smart way for the Cowboys to manage the roster and keep the players they wanted to keep.

The most interesting thing is that the Cowboys have just one starting quarterback in Dak Prescott and no punters on their 53-man roster.

But quarterbacks Cooper Rush, Will Grier and kicker Brett Maher were among 16 players signed to the practice squad.

It was in the way they drafted the practice squad that they should take credit for manipulating the roster at a Super Bowl level.

Under NFL rules, the Cowboys can promote a player from the practice squad to the active roster the week of the game and then return him to the practice squad.

The Cowboys can do this with a player three times before having to sign him to the active roster.

Rush is the team’s No. 2 quarterback and Maher is the playmaker, according to McCarthy.

Look for the Cowboys to get them on the active roster before the Buccaneers game.

McCarthy said the decision to keep just one quarterback was based on the defense’s strength in numbers and the team’s desire to do what it could to keep its own players.

With Wednesday’s moves, the Cowboys have 28 defensive players on the active roster compared to 22 offensive players. And when you include the practice squad, they were also able to keep 71 of the 90 guys they brought into training camp.

“You want to keep the guys who won to be at 53,” McCarthy said. “Obviously we had more than 53. That was the challenge. I was very happy when the practice squad came back and we were able to get those guys back. We knew we were going to be young. So we wanted our children. It speaks to our program, our culture. The numbers are what they are because these defensive guys won it. I’m very comfortable with that.”

Cowboys practice squad:

QB Cooper Rush, K Brett Maher, DT Carlos Watkins, LB Malik Jefferson. QB Will Grier, TE Sean McKeon, OT Aviante Collins, WR Brandon Smith, S Tyler Coyle, S Juanyeh Thomas, DE Mika Tafua, C Alec Lindstrom, WR Dontario Drummond, WR Malik Davis, G/T Isaac Alarcon.

The team is expected to sign one more player to the practice squad.

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